The past few months my body has basically been on a fitness hiatus. Besides doing a Netker Juice Bar 2-Day Cleanse and my own Seashells and Sit Ups’ Ten Day Trim, that’s been about it. I still have yet to dedicate a whole blog post to what’s played out the past year, but it’s been rocky, unpredictable, and has tested my mind, body, and soul and has been a roller coaster.
That being said, I haven’t been as motivated as usual and my body’s appearance is starting to take a toll thanks to poor eating habits, bad habits in general, and not being true to myself or what my brand represents. However, I’ve always preached and believed in balance — and if there’s one thing I’ve taken away from everything going on in my personal life, it’s to always remember that….BALANCE. Somedays it’s harder than others, and somedays the balance may just be getting outside for some sunshine rather than a workout. I believe if you always stay true to yourself, that the rest will follow. Although I haven’t stayed quite true to myself as far as clean eating and workout regimens go, I’ve stayed true to my mind and my spirit, and to me that was most important.
Now I’m ready to get my body back, and I’m starting slow and steady. For me, when I workout, I eat better. Some people eat better, then workout better. Sure, they’re both related and come full circle, but when I’m sweating, I’m working hard toward a goal. and when I’m working hard toward a goal and feeling healthy, I don’t want to cheat with bad meals or snacks. So I know for me the first step is STARTING. Building a new workout routine. A new schedule that works for a two year old and myself. So I’ve brought back my old fitness tracker and filled it with all my favorite things…
- Tone It Up Fit For Fall’s Schedule
- Seashells and Sit Ups’ WODs
- Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide
- Seashells and Sit Ups’ meal plan
- Beach Please Wellness’ Mini Challenges [these didn’t come from our calendar, I just threw seven fun mini challenges in until we release a new calendar in a couple weeks]
I’ll never have the time or balance between Tanner & my schedule to squeeze in every single thing listed each day, but for me right now a variety of choices is key —- when I don’t have access to a TV, I can chose the Kayla Guide that day. When Tanner is napping and I don’t have the ability to go for a walk or a run, I can do one of my WODs or a TIU workout. When I don’t have the energy to get through a HIIT workout, I can do a less-impact TIU video, or chose one of the more gentle workouts or complete Kayla’s LISS. Whatever my day, or week throws at me, I’m hoping this updated grab-bag of a chart gets me through it!
This is an inside scoop of my life and my meal plan, and hopefully if your life is feeling a bit chaotic like mine, and you’re not really sure where to turn/what plan to follow, this gives you a good sneak peek into a variety of options.