Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Work it Out Wednesday: Week 17 (and an announcement!)

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Hi gang!

Last week I started Piyo, part of the Beachbody at-home fitness company (the same company that made P90X and Insanity). It's been great so far, and today I paired the upper body workout with a leg workout that I found on Pinterest. Woo I feel good!

Also, I have a bit of an announcement: I am a Beachbody coach! I just started this journey last week, am still learning the ropes and am working on my branding. Facebook page forthcoming! Anyway, don't worry: I'm not going to start to sell you on the products and programs that Beachbody offers. This weekly post will stay the same. I'm just letting you know that I'm here for you if you want some motivation and if you want a cheerleader to encourage you through your wellness journey. Shoot me a comment or connect with me on other social channels for more info.

I'll address the elephant in the room (on the blog?): yeah, I know I'm chubby. Every week I have a disclaimer that I have no authority and am aware of my body. I own mirrors, folks. Being a Beachbody coach doesn't necessarily mean that my body is ready for the beach. It just means that I am fighting for myself to feel better and am using the programs to get there. It also means that I want anyone interested to join me in the battle.

Please allow me brag on myself for one quick sentence: I workout often, I'm muscular and I am strong.

Do I have things to work on? I mean, duh. Check out my seven chins.

Eating gunk and being disciplined with my portion control are my challenges. I'll never be a poster child for nutrition. What I can be is a wellness supporter. I'm in it with you. I'm your workout buddy - the one who cheers you on in the gym and cheers you with a cocktail at brunch after we are finished! ;)

Make sense?

OK enough of all of that. On to our regularly scheduled programming! As always, please feel free to send me any good workouts that you see. I'm always on the lookout!

Weekly disclaimer:
Remember what I said about my lack of qualifications? Please keep in mind that I am aware that I am chubby and have no fitness/nutrition authority. I'm just trying to spread some wellness love as I fight the battle to live well myself.

Weekly Workout:


How I made it harder:  dumbbells!!!
Overall impression: I loved doing this after a short Piyo workout. My muscles were shaking for a while after I was finished!
Sweat factor (on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is when I look like I just got out of the shower): About a 6.
How I felt when it was over: So great! I loved giving about 35 minutes to myself this morning. Total body workout? Check!
Would I do it again? Absolutely, especially if I do another mini workout (Piyo or otherwise) with it!

Weekly recipe:

Last week I made homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (my Mom's recipe! Yum!) for my sick husband. Poor guy. He's better now, so the leftovers are in the freezer. I also made one of my favorite Whole30 recipes, Paleo Cabbage Roll Skillet Dinner, which made a ton so that was also in the freezer. Needless to say, I have plenty of food so I haven't tried anything new this week. However, I have SO many new pins that I can't wait to test!

Also, on Monday I'm doing a 6-day Shred that includes a meal plan, daily workouts and a grocery list. It's free so if you want to join let me know and I'll add you to the group! Seriously, it's free!

Weekly motivation:


Exactly! Keep pushing!!

Weekly workout sass:


Preach on, Buddy! This is what I think after every boxing class!

Have a good one!


Anonymous said...

Yay for becoming a coach! I was one up until 2 months ago, when my Fiancé had to have heart surgery I just couldn't keep up with it and everything else at the same time. Enjoy it, and good luck!

Stephanie said...

Personally, I think that'll make you a great coach. I can't work with those girls who have fast metabolisms and have always been thin. They don't get it! They don't understand my unending need for cheesy nachos and don't know how to help me 'just eat a salad instead.' I think you'll be awesome at this :)
Maybe you should do a class. Like in the summer, on the weekends, just something in a free park somewhere and have people pay you $5, $10, whatever per class. I'd go :)

Jessica said...

I think its great of you to become a coach. Personally I think ti's great to have 'real' looking people as coaches and they are usually way less intimidating! Thanks for sharing everything you are learning and keep up the great work!

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