Exercise Accountability for Week Ending 11.29.15

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As I’m sure it was for most people, last week was busy! Between getting ready for Thanksgiving, working on my ebook, and putting up Christmas decorations on top of normal daily activities, there was a LOT to get done! During busy times like this I’m reminded of why I exercise at home!  Not having to fight traffic to get to the gym and get a workout in is so nice, especially when it’s hard enough to find 30 minutes or so to spare! Fitness at home is my preferred method for sure!  At the same time, I also understand that some people prefer to leave their home to workout.  Sometimes out of necessity (no space, too many distractions, etc.).  Other times it’s just a matter of being around other people that helps them to get and stay motivated.  That’s why I got certified to teach PiYo and am working on my personal training certification in addition to becoming a Beachbody coach.

My husband was off for four days straight for the holiday, which was awesome! We weren’t able to go visit family this year but we did have a Skype call, which was really nice. I absolutely love that we now have this technology available to us!  We made our old traditions but in such a way that they are friendly to my food restrictions (no gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, artificial ingredients). What we ended up with was every bit as yummy! I’m so appreciative of the fact that more companies are making replacements for traditional foods that are allergy friendly. More and more people have food allergies/sensitivities, so it was only a matter of time before demand for these types of products were filled by companies with the ability to meet the need. Of course, as with any food that is free of one thing, you have to make sure that it is free of all your allergens or other things that are generally not good for you. For example, many low fat or fat free foods replace the fat with sugar, and low carb or sugar free foods replace the flavor with either fat or synthetic sugars (which are often worse for the body than real sugar!).

Here are my workouts for the week:

  • Monday: Body Beast Build Chest & Tris – 49 minutes
  • Tuesday: Body Beast Bulk Legs – 41 minutes
  • Wednesday: Body Beast Build Back & Bis – 50 minutes
  • Thursday: Took a rest day because it was Thanksgiving!
  • Friday: Body Beast Build Shoulders – 38 minutes Beast Cardio 38 minutes & Beast Abs – 10 minutes
  • Saturday: Body Beast rest day
  • Sunday: Total Body – 38 minutes & Beast Abs – 10 minutes

This is my final week of Body Beast and I’m really happy with my results so far. I’m definitely seeing definition where I hadn’t previously. Although, I’m not sure how much weight I’ll actually lose after eating so much food this past week, lol. The plan for this week is to go back to liquid meals twice per day and light eating throughout the day. Hopefully this will help me get back on track from this week. Next week I will be posting my results from the 90-day program. It’s a good thing I had to add an extra week due to my allergies because I would not want to end this program on Thanksgiving week! It’s going to be another busy week.  I need to put the finishing touches on the ebook, teach another PiYo class, get a guest blog post ready, and spend more time working on my personal training certification by the end of the year!  Good thing for me I get to exercise at home (with the exception of teaching PiYo of course)!

Hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving! And as always, thanks for reading!

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