oh hi there!

i’m a terrible blogger. hopefully i’ll be better. one thing i’ve noticed about this blog is that i’m pretty much always changing things up with my workouts. it seems like what i’ve been struggling with the most is consistency in working out, and that seems related to this struggle to create a program taht works well for me. well, the good news is i have found one major element that isn’t going anywhere. Swimming is my super number one favorite choice for cardio. i also know that circuit/HIIT training is for me- it’s just a matter of getting in the groove with that. i now have 4 options on HIIT workout DVDs here in the house, so once i get rolling, there will be plenty of variety there.
i have to say this round of weight loss has been really hard so far and really slow going and full of a million speed bumps, but i think it;s also the longest i;ve stayed focused and not just given up because of the speed bumps. i’ve been really disciplined food wise, and probably more consistent exercise wise this spring than in a long time. here is the general workout plan for the next 6 weeks (beginning yesterday):

  1. Swim (starting at 32 laps, working to 44 by start of week 5)
  2. Jillian Michaels Six week six pack (level 1 for 3 wks, level 2 for 3 weeks)
  3. Jillian Michaels 30 day shred (2 weeks at each level)
  4. Kettle Bells (starting week 2)
  5. Pilates Buns and thighs (starting week 2 m/w/f)

All that m-f. on saturdays or sundays i will swim only and do a stretch DVD to recover
That’s the plan… hoping all that gets me to a size 10 by the end of the 6 weeks.

the swimming has been going really well so far. i’m actually fairly sore today from yesterday;s swim, which is interesting because i;ve been swimming pretty consistently (3-4x a week) the past 2 weeks. i think the first 2 weeks of my new program are gonna be toughies, but if i can be really consistent and stick them out, the next 4 weeks should be really really good.

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