Photo above – Me at my peak fitness in 2017 and one of the BEST days ever – swimming in the Mediterranean sea on the coast of Monterosso, Italy with my husband (forgive the pale legs – that was amended as the trip progressed lol)
Yes, we are over halfway through the first month of the new year and I’ve just gotten to my 2017 fitness review lol. Better late than never! 🙂
2017 was a great year for fitness:
- 2 rounds of Bikini Body Guide – total 32 weeks
- 1 round of Tammy Hembrow’s Booty Guide – total 8 weeks
- 2 weeks off while on vacation in Europe (although we walked an insane amount!)
- 2 post BBG rest weeks
- Then 8 consecutive weeks off for my laparoscopic myomectomy surgery/recovery
40 weeks total of exercise – 4 weeks of rest – 8 weeks of recovery
I also used the My Fitness Pal App to track my calorie intact as I was trying to gain weight during my Tammy Hembrow workouts/BBG workouts. I successfully gained 5 pounds of muscle. Not that impressive but it’s hard to eat a ton.
I also incorporated kettle bell training/yoga as the third day of BBG for my HIIT/LISS exercise.
Eventually, I moved onto running for my HIIT training in the 12 weeks prior to my surgery where I ran two speeds for 20-30 minutes twice a week. This was in preparation to shed fat from my stomach as I wanted the layer of fat the surgeon had to cut through to be minimal. I lost 5 pounds but didn’t lose any muscle.
Post- surgery I lost another 5 pounds unfortunately and haven’t taken a photo of myself without them. So that means my….
2018 Goal is:
Gain 10 pounds of muscle! 🙂 YAY!
I started my workout regime for 2018 on January 3. I decided to start with BBG pre-training which is meant for people who haven’t exercised in a while. It helps your body ease into a more strenuous routine. I told myself I would only do half which is about 15 minutes of working out and 5 minutes of stretching. I needed to test my limits in particular with my core strength as I have 5 incisions on my stomach and one large internal incision. After the first workout, I did feel some pulling across my abdomen. It wasn’t terrible but it certainly was noticeable. I also was incredibly sore throughout my body for the next 4 days. I pushed forward and worked out again on January 5. I have kept consistent at the two day a week/half workouts since then.
Recently, my sister found that the Sweat app by Kayla Itsines (BBG founder) is $1 for 3 months total. It is usually $19.99/month. It includes not only there traditional BBG workout but their BBG gym format, yoga, post-pregnancy and a power program. It also includes meal ideas and recipes, activity schedules and all sorts of goodies. I promptly signed up for this to help me reach my 2018 goals.
Since I have signed up I made the decision to follow their yoga program. I haven’t focused on yoga for so long but I think it would be a nice change of pace so stay tuned for those results! 🙂
I’m very excited to get back into my routine as exercising just motivates me to accomplish so much in all avenues of my life. I love all those endorphins flying around my brain!
How about you sewing friends? Did you do anything fitness related in 2017 or have plans to kick butt in 2018?