I’m trying to get on track for the fall. I know we are more than 1/2 way through it, but I’m just 1 month into my off season and really need to focus. With Halloween behind us, and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years on the horizon, I’ve got to get my act together.
I love this time of year. You know, comfort food season. Clam chowder, pumpkin pie, apple pie, pumpkin pancakes, cheesy lasagna, turkey, dressing, macaroni and cheese. Anything cheesy, creamy, and sweet I L.O.V.E. This year, I cannot fall into the trap I usually allow myself to fall into. This year, I MUST have a plan, I MUST workout!
Who’s with me?
I figure if I have a plan and stick to it, I’ll be alright come New Years. I will NOT gain 5-10 pounds like I normally do during my off season. (Yes, that’s the truth, I gain that much) My goal is to stay where I am weight wise, and actually firm up. Since I’ve been in my off season, I’ve softened up a little bit. So, for some accountability I’m going to do what I’ve never done before. I’m going to post a before picture, and in January I’ll post an after one. The only reason I’m doing this is for accountability. You’ll be able to tell if I’m working out or not.
So, here we go…
I’m hoping to get a six pack by January. No, not really. I just want to get stronger in the ab/back area and firm up. Is it possible with 3 big holiday’s coming up?? And weeks of parties and yummy leftovers? We’ll see. With determination, and accountability I think I can do it. I’d LOVE your encouragement. I’d love for some of you to take up the challenge yourself to either not gain weight, or lose some of your excess pounds over the holiday season.
By the way, I’m not really trying to get a 6 pack (if I get one from what I’m doing though I won’t complain, lol), I have back issues. The firmer my tummy is, the more flexible I get, and the more I use my foam roller the better my back will feel. There are times I cry out in pain, other times my back seizes and I can’t move. My goal is NOT just for looks, but much more so for health. I know that when I stretch, get stronger and have less body fat my knees and back feel so much better. I’ve played volleyball for 26 years now, and that’s a lot of wear and tear on my body. Healthy for me involves more than just a number on a scale. My goal is for my body to feel better, aka “normal”, in January and it begins with my fall workout plan.
I’ll share more about my actual plan in my next post, part 2 of the Fall Workout.
What does your workout plan consist of???