Wanna be a Superhero??? Try a Superhero workout.

I love superheroes – Superman, Wonderwoman, Thor (heeeeeey Thor!). Batman and Ironman are ok. Being rich enough to buy your superherodom is not the same as being a legit superhero. Anyway, point is, I love superheroes and I think at some point in our lives, we all wanted to be a superhero. Or maybe you’re like me and you want to be a superhero NOW.

At 33.

Post baby.

Ain’t no shame in my game.

Well, what if I told you there was a way to achieve that? And we have Neila Rey to thank for that.

Thanks to the interwebs, I stumbled across the Batman workout a while ago and was intrigued by it. batman-workoutBut, I never did it. Why? Because I was lazy and didn’t think I could. But every now and again, it would pop back up and I’d bookmark a page or I’d pin it on a board in Pinterest, never to be seen again. Well, that is no more. I have started my journey.

I was looking for different home workouts that I could complete and again came across the Neila Ray name. So, I checked out the site and was overwhelmed with how many workouts were available. Batman, Thor, Wonder Woman, a guide to push ups, and, my ultimate choice – The Hero’s Journey. A 60 day plan. The description of the workout itself is motivating. It’s inspired by the “transformation from minion to master” and “totally transformative..When you have really traveled the hero’s path and have gone through your quest, you will have shed uncertainty, fear and doubt along with excess body weight. You will have forged a new character out of yourself, build strength and endurance and developed power.” I don’t know about you, but I want that in my life.

It’s been a week, and I feel great! My muscles are sore, but in a good . way. I’m losing weight and I’ve got more energy than I’ve had in a very long time. The exercises are all body weight exercises, requiring no equipment or gym, which is good because I’m too broke for the gym and I don’t have the time to fit the gym in. With this workout, I can fit sets in while the kiddo is eating dinner or zoned out Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

I’m on a mission. I’ve got about 45 more pounds to lose and I hope to have it all gone by the end of summer. This workout and the corresponding diet/meal plan are going to help me achieve that. I recommend this to any and everyone who wants to make changes and maybe has limited time and money. This was FREE and super effective. At the end of the 60 days, I know there will be changes and I can’t wait.

I’ve finally found what works for me. Thank you Neila Rey.


Tomorrow It Begins

Tomorrow will mark the beginning of my 2015 health mission. Why tomorrow? Because I’ve been off work since 3 pm on New Year’s Eve and I wanted to indulge with minimal guilt before I really got focused (don’t judge me). Monday also marks the beginning of the Biggest Loser Challenge we’re having at work. Have I mentioned that was my idea?

Anyway, I’ll be tracking my caloric intake using LoseIt! and meat is out the window starting tomorrow except for 7 days a month (that’s about a 75% pescatarian diet). I’m still trying to figure out a workout routine since none of the gyms in my area are affordable and/or offer childcare…and I really REALLY want to do Zumba. Chances are I’m just going to end up going for walks around the neighborhood with the kid in the stroller. I would ride thecats bike but it’s pretty cold outside (I thought the desert was supposed to be hot?! Lol) and the kid really hates the bike trailer. I think it’s because he can’t reach his snacks while he’s strapped in…but, I digress. I may try running stairs. Or a workout routine at home. But I need to figure out which routine I’m going to do. If anyone has suggestions of what kind of workout I can do after a long day’s work while having a pretty needy 1 year old to take care of, please let me know. I need something that doesn’t require any equipment and works for someone with back and knee problems. I am so decrepit O_o

I keep feeling like I’m making excuses for not having a workout solution but finding something that works is just that difficult!

Regardless, 2015 is going to be my year. I’m claiming it!

Another day, another effort.

I’ve been gradually working on managing my food intake, especially how many carbs I’m consuming. I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job. My day usually consists of a protein shake with frozen fruit for breakfast, a sweet potato for lunch and something quick and carb free (if possible) for dinner. Tonight I had scrambled eggs with bell peppers and shrimp. Oh, and a banana as a pre-workout snack.

I went for a walk this afternoon as well. 1.83 miles, pushing the stroller, in 40 minutes. I averaged about 21 minutes a mile which is about 3 minutes slower than my regular pace but I had a headache and had just gotten home from work. I’m glad I went for the walk though. I felt pretty relaxed afterward, despite the persistent headache.