I have been working out inconsistently for a pretty long while. And I’ve tried a sh-t-ton of programs – P90X, Zumba, POP Pilates, the Nerd Fitness bodyweight workout. I even tried designing my own workouts, based on 30-day challenges found all over Pinterest. But I’ve never stuck to one single thing.
So I just shelled out my own money for the BodyBoss fitness guide. And since they’re having a deal, I went ahead and bought the combination package of the online guide and the print copy. I’ll probably wait until I have the printed guide to start the workout program because I find referring to my phone during a workout to be a complete nuisance (#firstworldproblems). But I’m flipping through the online guide now, and I’ve taken my pre-BodyBoss pictures. Maybe I’ll post them later down the line.
My goals for this are:
- To find a structured program that I can stick with. I chose BodyBoss because, including the pre-training program, it’s 16 weeks. That is 16 weeks of pre-planned workouts, 3 days a week. The program goes in cycles – pre-training for 4 weeks, then 4 3-week cycles for the remaining 12 weeks. That means the actual workouts won’t be so redundant – every 3 weeks I’ll start doing something new.
- To be more fit. I’m definitely not the healthiest or strongest I’ve ever been in my life, and I’m getting fed up with huffing and puffing when I take the stairs, or not being able to keep up with my boyfriend when we walk together.
- To be in better shape for next year’s Hot Chocolate run. I’ve done the 5k ever since it first came to San Diego, and I’ve never run the whole thing. And after a particularly slow 5k this year, I decided to challenge myself to do the 15k. (I’m a masochist, evidently.) Improving my base level of fitness now will definitely help when I begin the 15k training in the fall.
I’ll report back when I actually begin the program!