Good morning and happy Tuesday! I am soooo happy to see that so many of you entered my Vega giveaway! All of your goals for this year are amazing and super inspiring – running ultra marathons, destination races, prepping for bikini/fitness competitions, cleaning up eating habits, raising money for charity, flossing your teeth every night (LOVED that one!!). So many good ones! You have until Friday to enter so don’t forget!
I went to the gym super early this morning. Getting back into this habit is going to be hard. I had two weeks off for the holidays (I’m a teacher) and I got used to going to the gym whenever I felt like it. Now it’s back to getting it done before my work day because I hate (with a capital H) working out after work. I filled my water jug and grabbed my Vega pre-workout energizer and was off…
I’m still in training for my 30K race which is in March but made the decision to start lifting again not too long ago. I’m only going to be running 3-4 days a week so I thought why not work on those muscles with all that extra time I have! I have been doing my own random workouts for the last couple of weeks but feel I need a little direction now so I’m jumping back on the James Wilson wagon. I had started his Body Earned program a while back but some things got in the way so I stopped about halfway through. I’m ready to put my trust in him again and I’m going to try really, really hard to stick with it to the end this time.
If you haven’t heard of James Wilson, check out his Facebook page for details. He’s awesome and is basically an online personal trainer to everyone who is doing his program. It’s only $50 for 12 weeks of training and gives you not only workouts but nutrition guidance as well. Heck, he even called me (he’s from Utah, I’m from Toronto) to discuss a veg-friendly meal plan. If that’s not someone who cares, I don’t know what is!
Anyway, today was week one, day one and I am going to be sore as h-e-double hockey sticks tomorrow. It was a full-body circuit-style workout. I also did 10 minutes of cardio to warm up on the stairmill (aka the devil) and jump roped 100x between every set with my weighted skipping rope to keep my heart rate up. A fantastic workout, if I do say so myself.
Maybe one day I’ll get the courage to post progress pictures!
What time do you try to get your workouts in?
Have you ever trained with a personal trainer (real life or online)?