I used to be a devoted gym rat, but as I got older, busier, and more established in my career, it became increasingly challenging to squeeze in workouts. When my dad got sick, the focus on my own health and well-being took a further hit.
What I’ve just said sounds like a list of excuses because that’s exactly what it is. My fitness journey has been full of them, but I’m back on the wagon now and I hope it stays that way for the rest of my life. When I was younger, working out was only to look good in a bikini; now that I’m older, it’s for my health and is a lot more important than skin deep.
I decided to move my workouts from the gym to my house, which could have been fraught with complications and even more excuses. Who would pick working out over their couch? Well, luckily I have been on average of 3-4 times per week, which is a vast improvement over not working out at all. I’ve started to see results, so I’m staying motivated.
30 Day Fitness Challenge
Generally, I purchase my workout DVDs so that I can bring them with me when we travel. However, I’ve become bored of my usual staples, so I decided to check out some YouTube fitness gurus to broaden my horizons (and avoid that dreaded plateau). If I like the videos enough, I will buy them and add them to my collection. If not, no harm done.
To spice things up, I’m trying a 30 day fitness challenge from the BeFiT YouTube channel. I’m combining the 30 Day Butt Lift and the 30 Day Fat Burn into one challenge to maximize my results. In conjunction with eating cleaner, I feel that I am finally on the right track towards getting healthy.
My 30 Day Plan
Click the images to enlarge them. I encourage you to follow along with me!
Me: Can you take a picture of my butt?
Me: Don’t you want to know why?
JP: Does it matter?
Me: I’m taking before and after pictures so I can track my results with a 30 Day Fitness challenge I’m trying.
JP: Okay. Take off your pants.
I will keep you posted on my progress with six weekly updates that each contain five day summaries. Don’t worry, I will spare you from my butt pictures. Instead, you can see the butt I’d like to have when I’m done!
How do you stay motivated? Where are you in your fitness journey? Do you workout at a gym or at home?