Week 5, Day 5 of 22 Minute Hard Corps and I kicked things off today with Resistance 2. Last night took full advantage of going to bed early, slept in this morning and caught up on some much needed sleep in general, which left my workout to be done at lunchtime at the office. I have to say I'm lucky enough to work in a building that has a small gym we can use, and with Beachbody on Demand I can stream my workouts from my phone with no problem. That kind of convenience is SO key to my busy schedule and I love that I have fewer and fewer excuses to stay on track these days!
I would be dishonest if I said month 1 of 22 Minute Hard Corps had been easy for me. In fact, I think it took me almost 6 weeks to complete the first 4 weeks due to some personal set backs. But heading into Month 2 I made a commitment to myself that I was going to give it my all and really finish this program on a strong note.
I think one of the greatest challenges of dealing with a tremendously busy schedule is we can so easily let our fitness goals be the first things to slip. But what I've noticed when that happens is just how much of an impact it has on other areas of my life! I generally just don't feel good when I'm not taking care of myself well.
Is that something you can relate to?
As a coach I strive to set the example for my challengers, but in doing so I think it's incredibly important to be honest about the struggles as much as the successes. I never aim to portray myself as perfect. There are days I miss workouts, over indulge in carbs and wine, and don't get enough water. But I wake up each day with the aim to make my health and fitness a priority and do my best to make that happen. Some days are more successful than others 😏
Hey....I'm human! My goals are still important, and I'm still pushing to achieve them! With the support of my challenge groups, together we motivate and encourage each other to get going....and we deal with life's curveballs together!
So, with that being said, this is my game plan for this week! Since Easter was yesterday and that meant a few more carbs than usual, I'm compensating this week by cutting back on a few of my "yellow" containers (for those of you who don't follow Beachbody's portion control programs that means cutting back on a few carb portions!).
We're making full use of leftover turkey from easter to make turkey tetrazzini, and this evening I prepped a few pieces of salmon to go with the Fresh Express Chopped Sweet Kale Salad sets with lemon poppyseed dressing. I have a few bags of chili still frozen, as well as leftover frozen frittata and who doesn't love a weekday crockpot meal to make life easy!
Meal plan and prep doesn't have to be terribly complicated. Make leftovers, make meals that freeze well, and keep things uncomplicated, particularly on weeks you are extra busy. Make use of the same breakfasts and snacks and rotate out lunches and dinners to help keep yourself on track and not having to cook 50,000 different things a week!
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