@SadieBee: Thanks for starting this thread!
What are your fitness goals (long-term/short-term)?:
Short-term- lose a few lbs, more specifically I’d like to decrease my body fat % and tone up. I’d also love to have abs and look smokin hot on my honeymoon 🙂
Long-term- Overall I want to maintain a healthy active lifestyle to set an example (and live longer) for my future children and ideally live as long as I can without the burden of a chronic illness . My father passed away 6 years ago from a heart attack when I was only 20> i want to be around for my kids, grandkids, and maybe even great grandkids! More specifcally, I’d like to run a half marathon before I’m 30, and I think it’d be amazing to do a tough mudder.. I don’t know if I’m that badass though.
What changes are you making to reach your goals (exercise, diet, etc)?:
I’m detoxing from a sugar/ booze filled holiday. I’m getting to the gym 4-6x a week doing a variety of workouts (body pump, pilates, interval training, yoga etc.). Before the holidays I was going really well with meal planning which helps me stay on track with healthy eating, so I will be starting that back up again. I also got a heart rate monitor and am tacking exercise and food using MFP.
What’s the hardest part of getting fit for you?:
I have a nagging knee injury that pops up every now and then. It’s very discouraging. I tend to be all or nothing, so I’m either going hard 6 days a week, or not at all. I’m trying to mix up my workouts more so I don’t get the repetitive strain on my knee. The big issue is that when I’m not working out due to injury, my eating habits go out the window.
probably a toss up between body pump and pilates fusion (pilates + cardio intervals). I also really love yoga, not so much for the workout, but I feel like it helps me stretch and be kind to the muscles and joints that I’m hard on the other days I’m working out. I also like that it helps me maintain a routine of going to the gym.
Favorite healthy recipe (because we can all use new ideas!):
Breakfast- overnight oats with almond milk, chia seeds, 1/2 scopp choc protein powder and peanut butter.
Lunch- baked slamon filet on a salad of spinach or kale, apples, cucumber, beets, goats cheese and walnuts
Dinner- anything I can make in a slow cooker, or any healthy twist on mexican (eg lean meat cooked with taco seasoning added to quinoa, with peppers, corn, black beans, salsa and avocado