I’m Tired of Being a Lazy Book Reviewer: My Fitness Goals for 2014

The new year is upon us and I’ve made a commitment to my husband to get back in shape.  He has been working out like crazy with his friends before the new year and it’s absolutely putting me to shame.  I recently purchased the Gillian Michaels at home workout routine and based on what I’ve read it seems like it’s a great fitness tutorial for someone like me that only runs on the treadmill from time to time.  I’ve been also studying online to find the best fitness advice so I am not wasting my time by doing the wrong exercises or taking the wrong supplements when I can’t find the time to put together a meal.  Below is a sample workout plan of what I plan to do starting January 1st.  I’m going to start off by doing them at home, and if I find out I can’t stay dedicated enough, I’m going to pony up the cash to go and join a gym.  I can’t let my husband keep putting me to shame and I’m determined to get back to my pre children shape!

Me - Pre Kiddos!
Me – Pre Kiddos!

Here’s a below sample of what I’m planning to do going forward.

Mondays:

Bodyweight Workout

  • Push Ups
  • Pull Ups
  • Crunches
  • Rowing Machine (We have one in our home gym)

Tuesdays:

  • Run a Mile
  • 3 Sets of Burpees
  • Sprints at the Park

Wednesday:

  • Rest Day

Thursday:

Bodyweight Workout

  • Push Ups
  • Pull Ups
  • Crunches
  • Dips (We also have a Dip Bar at Home)

Friday:

  • Run a Mile
  • Sprints at the Park

Weekends:

  • Rest Days Both Days

Now that you’ve seen to what I’m committing to, hopefully my faithful readers here can help me stick to it!  My husband has been taking supplements that he says have really helped him but I’m a little nervous to jump on that band wagon because I’ve read that some supplements like creatine can make you bloated.  He seems to do okay with them but he’s a guy and typically guys seem to react differently than us girls with supplements especially if we are trying to lose weight, not gain it!

I’m hopeful that I can stick to my goals and not just have them turn out to be another new year’s resolution flop that they seem to have been over the last few years.  My husband has already lost about 20 pounds doing crossfit and seeing him drop weight so fast really agitates and aggravates me.  But the good news is that it also motivates me too!  I hope that you and your family all have a great new years and I’m hopeful that all of you can meet your new years resolution goals this year!!!