Some research led me to www.bodybuilding.com to find a workout plan. I stumbled on Jamie Eason's LiveFit training program and figured I might as well give it a shot, it certainly seemed to work for her. :-)
I completed 3 of the 4 Week 1 Workouts already (day 4 will be tomorrow!) and so far? I feel awesome! The hard part is that in phase 1 there is NO cardio! SO brutal for me. So brutal that the first day, it took me 19 min to do the whole workout..... and it was unthinkable to just LEAVE the gym, so I did my treadmill interval workout from the previous week, 4.17 miles. Oops. Tuesday I was able to do the lifting and leave (23 min) and Thursday I did Day 3 (and spinning). I think for where I am and what I want to accomplish, a little cardio during the plan won't hurt me.
Clean eating is a big part of this plan too. I've been trying to stay as clean as I can. I'm working on bulking up my veggies and paring down my carbs. Which reminds me ....
I had a discussion with one of the trainers (who runs) at the gym and told her about the high protein macros I was following. She told me that the way I work out, there is NO WAY 15% carbs would fuel my body the way I need to be fueled. She explained that is probably why I couldn't even hold a side plank by Friday a few weeks ago. So I researched macros for runners and found a better balance at 45% carbs, 30% protein, 25% fat. Those numbers have been a lot more realistic for me and my workouts have felt MUCH better!
I have a bunch of food porn pictures, but I'll save that for my next post!
Do you have any phenomenal ways (that aren't smoothies) to get more green in your day?