Changing up my workout routine or taking time to plan out a quality workout is one of my surefire ways to motivate myself to get to the gym and reignite my exercise-lovin’ fire.
After I published my evening blog post yesterday, I popped into my Google Reader to catch up on weekend posts by my favorite bloggers. (For those of you unaware of what exactly Google Reader is, check out this old post: For the Non-Blog Savvy Folks.)
My friend Tina’s personal training blog is a great resource for workout inspiration and her post yesterday reminded me to do something I’ve been meaning to do for weeks.
Sign up for Best Body Fitness’ Boot Camp!
Yesterday was the last day to sign up for Tina’s low-cost ($25!) boot camp which promises to be a “fun and flexible way to train” and includes regular emails from Tina with new workouts to follow six days a week. The boot camp lasts through the end of April.
(EDITED TO ADD: Tina is extending the deadline to register for her bootcamp through today only so if you want to sign up, pop on over to her blog to register!)
Today’s workout began with a 20-minute cardio warm-up followed by a total-body strength workout that focused on a lot of stabilization moves. I cannot post the workouts on the blog because that would completely compromise Tina’s program and I want to respect her hard work and the other participants who paid for the program.
What I am able to do is highlight some of the moves on the blog and today I wanted to highlight the Bosu lunges.
Holy crap, these were hard!
I used two 20-pound dumbbells to do the lunges and my legs were shaking and I was breathing heavy. Ryan looked over at me when I was about halfway through and I practically barked, “This is SO FREAKIN’ TOUGH!” at him.
Needless to say, boot camp is off to a great start!
After spending time at the gym completing a quality workout, I wanted to fuel my body with a quality breakfast.
I made scrambled eggs with three eggs, a splash of milk, a handful of shredded cheese and a bunch of chopped vegetables.
Plus half of a toasted whole wheat bagel spread with a bit of Smart Balance! (Ryan had the other half.)
I love cramming vegetables into my breakfast. Getting a jumpstart on my veggie consumption for the day rocks!
Though the Best Body Boot Camp program doesn’t include a nutrition plan, it does encourage participants to make two individualized goals. They can relate to food, positive thinking… anything!
The two goals I’ve selected for the boot camp include:
- Eat 5 servings of fruits/vegetables daily
- Drink at least 9 cups of water daily
They’re goals I feel like I already should be doing but all too often seem to fall to the wayside. I’m hoping that participating in the boot camp program and having the support of other participants will encourage me to eat those fruits and veggies and guzzle water like it’s my job.
P.S. The Fashion page was updated this morning!