Week One: Day 2

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We met by the light of the stroller this morning! Before beginning the workout we shared our vision boards with the group. My “why” for getting my body back is to become stronger, have energy, and to get my body ready to expand our family. I want to make sure I’m as healthy and as fit as possible before adding on more baby weight.

After a brief warm up we were off, jogging to our first station for the circuit training. I enjoy doing the one minute exercises (partly because I’m ready to give up after one minute because it’s HARD and partly because we’re able to fit in so many different exercises). Knowing that I have to push myself for “only” one minute makes it’s easier to stay focused and to stick with it, after all, it’s just 60 seconds, right?

Kim is a great motivator who pushes all of us to keep going and also helps to correct our form, especially when we get tired.

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It was a beautiful sunrise! It made me appreciate waking up at 4:45am so that I could be outdoors to experience that. I’ve always been a morning person. There’s something about getting your day started early that has always appealed to me. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t typically wake up before sunrise, but I also don’t sleep until noon. There’s really nothing better than starting your day with a workout. I feel so much better, can focus more, and don’t have to make excuses about being tired after a full day’s work. Also, my daughter sleeps until 7am so I’m not missing any time with her.

Part of this program involves keeping a food journal that documents what you eat, how much water you’re drinking, and your activity level for the day. I’ve found this journal to really help me stay on track. I don’t want to write down that I ate unhealthy junk food so I don’t eat it.

I’ve prepared some of the recipes that were included in the booklets we were given earlier this week - turkey meatballs, protein smoothie, and a chicken, apple, walnut salad. All three recipes were really good and easy to make. Part of keeping my nutrition on track will be meal planning and making as much as possible in advance. I’d like to cook/prep on Sundays and have everything I need for the week.

I’ve definitely been more mindful of my activity level. At work I tend to get sucked into sitting at the computer all.day.long…….but this week I’ve actually taken a break and gone on a walk. The physical activity is great but it’s nice to get some fresh air and give my eyes a break from the computer screen.

I’m looking forward to next week’s group workout!

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