So I've been experimenting with the BodyRock workouts and alternating with running since June. With the exception of the beginning of July. Somehow I lost my focus.
In attempt to get back on track and focus on my goals, I made myself a BodyRock notebook.
On the inside I put a calendar for July so that I can record what workout I did that day and then how long it took. I figure this way I can look at the month as a whole and see what workouts I did. Also, I am hoping it will make it easy to focus on making sure I do at least 5 workouts a week.
Behind the calendar I am going to write out what the workout was and how many reps I did of each workout. Zuzanna does this and she goes back and does some of her old workouts to see if she can beat her old scores. I figured I better do this too so I'll be able to see how I improve.
Yesterday I did the Hot Marine Corps workout and I am very sore today.
Today I looked for a new workout but there wasn't a new one listed yet. So, I looked under the archive and there was a 20 minute Interval Cardio workout. There is 5 parts, each of them 4 minutes. During each part, you do 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off. It seemed like less than a 10 second break cause I was freaking winded.
Part 1: High Knees with Jump Rope
Part 2: Burpees with a Pushup and Jump Up
Part 3: Jump Lunges (I was dead at this point)
Part 4: Long jump forward, with 2 jumps back
Part 5: Jump forward with 1 leg, jump back on the other leg and switch
Whew. Glad that is over with.
So that is my plan. Body Rock 5 days a week.
Also, I was reading through her 5 week challenge for maximum fat loss. She recommends 5 meals per day, each with a palm size serving of lean protein plus 2 cups of vegetables. Or, 1 cup of vegetable and 1 cup of fruit. Those are the only carbs she recommends during the challenge unless you earn them. After your workout you can have other carbs such as whole wheat pasta, brown rice, potatoes, etc, but only up to 2 hours after your workout. I am trying this today, and I'm going to try the day after that. When I think of 5 weeks of this I get really overwhelmed. So, I'm taking it one day at a time.
I need some ideas though so non-carb meals besides:
cottage cheese with tomatoes
greek yogurt with fruit
salad with turkey or tuna