I am not in love with the Turbulence Training workouts - FOR ME. There, I said it. I think they are a little too short for what I enjoy intensity wise. Now, does that mean I don't like how core and overall strength based they are -absolutely not. I think they are awesome for that and for someone newer to lifting, it is a good start. But now that I am back to being me, I have to be honest that I don't think it is the right fit to be the ONLY part of my training. Fair? (BTW, I revised that a little bit from my first post - not sure I was being fair to TT).
On Thursday last week I spent a lot of time thinking through what I did during contest prep last time b/c it worked. :) And here is what I came up with:
1. Lunch workouts work for me. While I can't get uber (one of my favorite words ever) sweaty and spend two hours at the gym, I love my lunch time posse and I love the feeling of going back to the office with my biceps/triceps/back/chest/shoulders blown up. I am lucky enough that my gym is literally 7 minutes from the office so it is easy for me to get there, workout and be back to my office in an hour and 15 minutes. Need to get back to those. Also, the lunch time workouts have triple benefits:
- Eat clean.
- Don't spend any money.
3. Food prep on Sundays. My DH pointed this out to me the other day about how I would do all this food prep on Sundays - cook a whole bunch of fish, a whole bunch of burgers, chicken, etc. I do food prep every day in the AM but that takes up more time. So food prep on Sundays and then be ready to go for the week.
4, Keep a paper log of food, workouts, mood, weight, etc. I haven't found a system I like yet online and while it is super easy for me to blog, fit day online is kind of a pain. But when I keep a paper log, for some reason I can do it better. I have a great log that I use that tracks all kinds of stuff.
Another thing: My DH loves to run races. He loves me to run races with him. I need to do more running and speed work (which will also help the booty) so I can run with him. It is the little things that will make him a happier hubby.
Oh, and meet my personal hero....I official have a girl crush on her. Which by the way is not a lesbo crush - I also have a girl crush on Jennifer Garner cause I used to watch Alias and she is also a bad a$$. But regardless, Noel C is amazing. Definitely girl crush which means I have a INCREDIBLE amount of admiration for her and love her body. Can you say BAD A$$? Look at her friggin shoulders: WHOA!
Today I write out the plan. I will share as I go. I'm back. It feels good.