Beast Mode

I am on my 6th week consecutive week of working out via walking/jogging/running. When I started this 6 weeks ago, I didn’t think I would stick with it. I have a real bad habit of doing a workout regimen a week or two and then letting my life throw a giant monkey wrench in it. BUT here I am, week six in full swing…and I have no desire to stop.

Whatever happened on July 9th to me mentally, I’m grateful it happened.

Into my 6th week, I knew I needed to add strength training into my work out mix. Yoga here and there wasn’t going to cut it. So I set up a 12 week strength/yoga/cardio program. I sent it to my roommates and two other friends. I said here’s what I’m doing, join me if you want. I’m not going to pressure them into doing the 12 weeks with me. I didn’t pressure them into doing the previous 5 weeks with me. If they wanted to join me, they could. If they wanted to go out for dinner and drinks, it was their choice. If I took Friday and Saturday of last week off and partied to hard in celebrating a dear friend’s birthday, it was my choice and my reward for not eating sweets for three weeks and not drinking alcohol for three weeks.

So this week, August 13th – kicks off what I’m calling BEAST MODE. It’s 12 weeks of strength (4 to 5 times a week), yoga (3 to 4 times a week) and cardio (5 to 6 times a week). It’s tracking my calories and keeping them close to 1200 as possible. It’s tracking the food I’m using as fuel and making sure I’m putting the right fuel into my body.

I’m holding me accountable for my health. I can be the only one to change me. I’ve done it for the last 5 weeks, 12 more won’t be a cake walk, but I know it can be done. One week at a time. One day at a time. One work out at a time.

Beast Mode Week One, Day One: Complete and minus the burn in my calves and the stitch in my ab muscles, I feel like I’m on top of the world.

Beast Mode Week One, Day One workout: (m-machine) (fw-free weights)
3 sets @ 15 reps:
– overhead press (m)
– chest press (m)
– lateral arm raises (m)
– lat pull down (m)
– bicep curl (fw)
300 abs workout
– 4 miles (walk/jog) 68 mins

Listening to “Closer to the Edge” by 30 Seconds to Mars

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