My Current Fitness Routine
I started my new fitness routine a little bit before the New Year, I wanted to get a head start on my goals. I felt like if I would have waited until after the first of the year it would have been harder to get started. I decided to start this new routine like I am a newbie to working out (even though I've been working out since I was 17!).
It has been said in order to learn something new and really absorb it, you should forget what you know already about that subject. This is the approach I am taking to fitness this year. I felt like I didn't make much progress last year where my fitness level is concerned and I want to make some this year. I want to get stronger, gain more endurance and try some new things.
My New Routine
I basically started off by just walking. I have been walking for 30 minutes a day just about everyday since November. I usually keep my pace at about 3.5 and raise my treadmill to a 5.0 elevation. Sometimes I will add in a little bit of jogging just to switch things up. Walking is an excellent way for anyone to get started with a fitness routine.
At the end of December I started strength training again. I have been using an app called "FitBod" that I found in the app store and I am really liking it so far. I liked it so much that I decided to get the Elite version which costs $7.99 a month and you can cancel anytime.
This app allows you to input what equipment you have to work with and it designs daily workouts for you. It remembers what you worked out last so you can workout fresh muscles as much as possible.
One of the main reasons I like it is because the workouts switch up quite frequently, this is great for a person like me who gets bored with workouts easily. I recommend you check it out if you are looking for a new strength training program.
As far as my nutrition goes I am taking the same approach as fitness, I am starting from scratch. I am listening to my body when I eat certain foods and seeing how it reacts. I have cut out all wheat from my diet as well as chocolate and I'm cutting back on caffeine and wine. These are all changes I have made to improve my acid reflux and they have really helped.
A big goal is to cut back on processed sugar. I was eating a lot of it and it showed in my skin and my energy. Cutting back on sugar is a goal for everyone in my house so I want to set a good example.
I am also being mindful of my portion sizes and not eating until I'm too full. I try to stop eating 3 hours before I go to bed, this is also necessary to keep acid reflux at bay. I'm drinking a green protein smoothie everyday and trying to eat more veggies with meals. Keeping it simple!
Well friends, these are the things I am doing for my current fitness routine. My goal is to stick with this program and these habits for at least 3 months before switching things up. Are you following a new fitness routine this New Year?
It's been awhile, but today I'm linking up with Annmarie from The Fit Foodie Mama and Nicole from Fitful Focus for Wild Workout Wednesday. Thanks for hosting ladies.