In the last six months or so, I’ve gained about 10 pounds. I would like to think it’s pure muscle, but my body fat is up about 5-6%, and my clothes are feeling a little more snug than I prefer. I have let my eating habits relax a bit and indulged a bit too often in dessert. My workout routine changed, too, about three months ago. I did not adjust my eating habits all that well with my lighter workout routine, and I’m starting to see the impact of that now.
Even though I recognize where I am struggling, it’s been hard for me to get back on track. As I look ahead to the fall and the fast-approaching year of homeschooling, I know my schedule is only going to get busier. I want to get back on track with my fitness. The group exercise classes at the gym always do a great job of motivating me. Problem is, most classes are in the morning, during prime homeschool time, and childcare at the gym is closed in the afternoon. By the evening, I am often too tired to exercise.
So, I started looking at different options and I am happy to say I have a plan! It’s something that will allow me to get a great workout at home and provide the accountability I need to stay focused. I’m also finding my kids enjoy working out with me. They are too young to join me in classes at the gym, but they will be able to join me with my new workout program.
I’ve decided to begin an at-home workout program with Beachbody, and become a coach through the company. What is Beachbody? You may have heard of P90X or Insanity, or Shakeology. Beachbody is the company that produces some of the most popular at-home workout programs. I have seen friends have great results, and I love that Beachbody offers a dozen or so workout programs. There is something for everyone: low impact to high intensity, with workouts focusing on everything from stretching to building muscle. They also offer Shakeology, a meal supplement, that is rich in vitamins and nutrients.
As a coach, I will have the opportunity to connect with a coach accountability group to help me stay on track and receive discounts on products. It will also give me the opportunity to host my own challenge/accountability groups and better help others reach their goals. I have needed something new to motivate me in my own health and fitness goals and this is it! Helping others reach their health and fitness goals has become a passion of mine, and I am excited to embark on this new adventure.