The Day After Thanksgiving

It was so hard to push play, and my workout was hard to get through today! After a meal of abundant overindulgence yesterday, my body did not want to move at all. Core De Force day 20 was Dynamic Strength + 5 Min. Core on the Floor, and I hate to admit it, but I skipped the extra 5 minute bonus workout. 5 Min. Core on the Floor is basically a 5 minute plank challenge, and I just wasn’t up for it today. It’s crazy how 2 meals (yes, I had leftovers for lunch today & my workout was in the afternoon) can throw off my energy and ability to get moving.

I went Black Friday shopping today and got a great deal on a Fitbit Charge 2 to replace my beloved Fitbit Zip that I’ve had for almost 2 1/2 years. My Zip’s battery contacts aren’t quite working right anymore, and the fixes I’ve used in the past are no longer fixing it. So I splurged and went with the new Charge 2 since it can monitor heart rate and tell me what sort of calorie burn I’m getting from my workouts. I’m excited to try it out! I always wonder if I’m putting enough into my workouts or not. I feel like I’m a pretty terrible judge of what level of exertion I’m extending, so it’ll be nice to be able to measure it. I know a wrist-worn heart rate monitor isn’t as accurate as one with a chest strap, but it’s better than nothing, and I wouldn’t bother with the chest strap anyway. I’m too lazy for that. Ha ha!

My game plan for tomorrow is to drink a ton of water, keep the servings of starchy foods to 3 for the whole day, and make sure I get all my veggies in. Shakeology for breakfast or lunch really saves me from eating too much junk, and I know I’m getting a serous dose of nutrition at that meal. How are you fighting the holiday bulge this year? I’m determined to leave 2016 smaller than I came into it, and my strategy is to get all those veggies and Shakeology in everyday, and to just push play. 

Do you want to join me with a free trial of Beachbody on Demand? There’s a ton of programs to choose from in the Member Library (take a look below). Head to 30-Day Free Trial and sign up! OR you can order a Shakeology Challenge Pack and get your first 90 days of BOD free! 

All these plus Body Beast and Insanity Max 30!
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