Monday, January 5, 2015

Trying Something New

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My decision to give the 21 Day Fix with Shakeology a whirl was less about a New Year's resolution and more about the fact that my 30th birthday is right around the corner! No worries, I'm not actually freaking out about the big "three-oh", it just seems like a good point in my life to try something different. 

Yes, this is definitely outside of my comfort zone. I don't mean exercising and eating right...I'm cool with that. I mean trying an actual structured diet and workout plan. I've never specifically followed a diet or even attempted to. Diets and New Years resolutions are two things I'm not typically a fan of (for me personally) but I'm all about trying something new, stepping out of my comfort zone and all of those cliché things! I'm famous for often switching my healthy habits on and off. I'll go out on a limb and admit they've been switched off more than on - especially since August! [Insert the usual excuses here.]

My main goal is to be able to kickstart a consistently healthier lifestyle. Lately my energy levels have been so low! This is understandable only to a point. I've been on break for two weeks now! No difference. Losing a few pounds and toning up would be an added bonus (ya think)! 

The best part about making a commitment to try something structured is that there's absolutely NO guesswork. Generally, I have an idea of what to eat/not eat and I know there are a ton of resources for free home workouts. Now, instead of watching YouTube for 45 minutes to find the perfect workout to do, I know exactly which workout I'm doing on each day. Much easier (at least that's what I'm thinking)!

So this program is no joke, like I said in my post yesterday...planning the meals were a challenge! For the most part, the meal plan is mainly about portion control. That will take some getting used to but I'm thinking this first week will be the hardest. I haven't actually received the program in the mail so I based it solely off of all the research I did online in order to fudge it for a few days before I receive the workouts and Shakeology mix. 

I guess I should have mentioned that I HAVE to start today because I'm part of a challenge group.  Hello, accountability! It's about 40 women, all different shapes and sizes, doing this for varying reasons. It's just beginning but I can already tell this is going to be an enlightening and amazing experience! I'm pretty motivated to make some positive changes in my 30's! I'll keep you all posted how it goes! Wish me luck!

Also some positive vibes for my first day back to work would be appreciated, YIKES! 
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