Tag Archives: T25

November progress

12 Nov

I have not been in a gym in… let’s just say awhile. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working out. I have been doing T25 workouts and Yoga Meltdown and just trying to be active every day. It has taken some time but I’m learning that finding new workouts doesn’t mean I’ve “quit”. I’m just finding options that work better for where my life is right now. I can’t spend an hour and half in the gym 3-4 days a week and maintain my other priorities. I CAN however do 30-45 minute workouts 5 days a week and free up the other hour. I know this is something I’ve written about before but, it’s one of those things I have to keep reminding myself of. Changing your workouts to fit your lifestyle is not a failure, in fact, it’s the opposite. It’s finding a way around your obstacles.

Hopefully, really really hopefully, at some point this winter I won’t have to be going to physical therapy once a week which will free up a lot of my schedule and I’ll be able to get back into strength training. My long term goal is to strength train twice a week and stick with my 30 minute workouts the other 3 days. Don’t get me wrong, these workouts do a lot of body weight training which is great… it’s just not quite the same for us gym rats.

What changes have you had to make to maintain a healthy lifestyle with changing life priorities?

Scott Traczyk  Photography

Scott Traczyk Photography

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First World Problems

4 Nov

Hello world! It has been forever since my last post! Here’s why… my old laptop had a sudden death. Hubby and I finally put in the time and research and bought a new one this past weekend but, it’s been rough. I didn’t realize how much I used my computer until I didn’t have it. Luckily we have a tablet so  getting real life things taken care of wasn’t too awful but, its crazy how dependent on the internet we are now! After lots of research and discussion, hubby went to make the big purchase while I was at work, we ended up with the Lenovo Ultrabook Yoga 2. Today’s my first day using it and it’s very different than my last laptop but so far I think I like it.

Since my last post hubby’s parents came out to DC, I’ve been working a crazy schedule in order to take as little time off as possible and still accomplish everything outside of work, and to be honest my workouts have taken the hit for it. My diet hasn’t been perfect but it hasn’t been awful, just really need to get back to those 5 workouts/week. Last night I had a little victory when I got home from work. My back was killing me and hubby convinced me to at least do some of my physical therapy exercises, which definitely helped, and this morning I didn’t even set an alarm to try and recover a little bit. I firmly believe sleep is an important part of overall health and fitness that seems to get overlooked in our hectic schedules.

We didn’t stick with the T25 program very well so I’m going to try re-starting that today but I think, because it is so high impact, I’m going to go into this round with my own plan of combining their workouts with some lower impact ones so I don’t make my injury worse and so I don’t get frustrated when I don’t stick exactly to their schedule.

All this brings me to my November goals…

1. Take some time for myself (I’m getting better about this but still feel guilty when I do)

2. Workout at least 30 minutes, 5 times a week

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Wednesday Workout Review

15 Oct

I hate sick days… I’m not good at them. I feel awful but still just feel guilty about not being at work and not getting things done around the house. It’s just miserable.

On the plus side, there’s at least a few things I can do while taking it easy, like writing a post for example. It’s been a week of T25 and while we haven’t been following it religiously I do feel comfortable writing a review. Here’s my thoughts… It is a very dynamic workout plan. You will work up a sweat and it is tiring in just a 30 minute workout. I like that it’s something hubby and I can do together (but the 4 am wake ups are rough!)

The down side is, with my back issues, I have to modify quite a bit. They have a beginner modification built in but nothing as an intermediate option. This isn’t a make or break since I have a background that allows me to safely modify and still get a good workout but I could see it being a challenge for someone who did not have a fitness background.

All in all if you’re looking for a dynamic workout program and are able to safely complete a high impact workout, I think it’s worth the buy. Just keep in mind that if high impact isn’t for you, neither is this program.

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The other night I made this Coconut Curry Cauliflower. It was delicious! I substituted green beans instead of spinach for a little crunch but otherwise stuck to her recipe.

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Fit and Busy is Expanding!

10 Oct

Short and sweet since I’m on my way into work for the day. As part of being selected as a FitFluential Ambassador I’ve decided to join the rest of the world and start using Twitter. I’d love it if you would start following me there as well! @FitAndBusyRN

So far I’ve done 3 of the T25 workouts. It’s very dynamic (and tonight I’m planning on doing a yoga workout instead to give my back a break) but I’m looking forward to reviewing the program soon.

Changing It Up

8 Oct

A friend of mine recently signed up to be a Beachbody coach and inspired me to try the T25 program. I’ve been wanting to find something that hubby and I can do together so it needed to be around 30 minutes– I will absolutely not getting up any earlier than 0400 to workout. Even if we don’t get in every workout together it’s a nice option so we don’t have to spend even less time together just to get workouts in. I did one workout yesterday but I’m holding off on judgement until I do a few more. Don’t worry though, I’m still planning on lifting twice a week. I want to find a happy balance and other workouts I enjoy now that my focus isn’t only working towards a fitness competition.

I also just ordered my second outfit from Fabletics. It definitely won’t be a monthly occurrence- they have good prices but not that good! This time I got capri pants and a top with a built in bra. I’m much happier with the sports bra this time around so I do think I just ordered the wrong size last time.

fableticsOnce again I am happy with the overall outfit. The top is great for lifting- not so much for yoga or inverted poses and the pants fit pretty well. Due to some personal insecurities (hey, we all have them) I don’t know if I’ll order capris again but for this outfit and with longer tops I’m liking them. I love the colors.

I always find new workout clothes super motivating so they’re a great fitness “reward” for myself. Do you find fun workout clothes motivating or just a necessary purchase?

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