Happy Monday! Sometimes even trainers and dietitian need a plan, motivation, and accountability to someone other than themselves. I’m happy to report I’ve found some of that and I’m super excited about it! For the next 12 weeks I’ll be following the Kayla Itsines 12 Week Bikini Body Workout Plan. I’m super excited because the plan is well developed, doesn’t require a lot of time, and seems to be really effective. I’ll be updating you on my progress and what changes I see as I follow along.
Monday- Legs and Cardio (AM)
Tuesday- Stairmaster (40 minutes Low Intensity Steady State or LISS)- Lunch Break Mid-Day
Wednesday- Arms & Abs (Lunch Break Mid-Day)
Thursday- 15 minute short warm up run and 45 minute spin (AM), hot yoga (PM)
Friday- Full Body and 40 Minutes LISS (uphill walk) in the morning, Sauna in the evening
Saturday – 40-50 minute LISS jog
Sunday- Active Recovery
So far today so good, one workout down! My heart rate was up the entire time and I burned 300 calories in 30 minutes. I think I could have gone a little heavier on the weights, okay a lot heavier… next time!
I started off with a coffee and a UCAN Bar around 715 and left the house around 8:30am with a PB Bite to get my workout on.
After stopping by TJ’s to pick up a few essentials (bananas, blueberries, celery, broccoli) I had a yogurt.
Since it was already closer to 11 I figured I had a light snack and then have a big lunch. I’m going to do my best to record every single thing I eat while I follow her plan. We all know nutrition is key and I don’t think it’s fair to say someone’s workout plan didn’t work for you when your nutrition was sub par. That’s the reason I insist my training clients also include nutrition coaching in their plan. A dedicated time to sit down and develop solid nutrition goals to work on as they continue their training. So, I figure it’s best not to be hypocrite and stuff my face with chocolate at night and then say the plan didn’t work. There might be days where my blog post is literally just pictures of recent meals, but I think you guys won’t mind that right?
Lunch was this delicious veggie packed stir fry which came together in a flash!
- 1lb defrosted shrimp
- 1 24 ounce bag of string green beans
- 1 8 ounce bag of shredded carrots
- 1 9 ounce bag of snow peas
- 1/2 large onion
- 1/2 jar of Trader Joe’s Peanut Vinaigrette
- Add all ingredients except shrimp to large wok or skillet, cook on medium high until veggies are tender.
- Add shrimp and serve!
Have a fantastic Monday!