Let the Challenge begin!

I started Body for Life today. It’s not the first time I’ve looked at doing the program. The last time I tried it I was working outside the home and organising everything got to be too much hassle. Plus the job didn’t really allow for frequent meal breaks. This time is different, because I’m completely in charge of my own schedule.

It’s going to take some getting used to, this eating 6 small meals a day, but using a combination of food to cook, protein shakes and Myoplex Lite meal replacement packs, I should be able to handle it. And hey, it’s only day 1. I have  83 more to get things right! *g*

Exercise-wise, the program is very simple. I have modified it to a small extent, in that I’m using weight-training dvds to put me through the body-building aspect of it. Both Jackie Warner and Joyce Vedral split their routines into upper and lower body, which is what the BfL program requires. I’ll see how that goes and if I’m not getting the results then I’ll change tactics.

The high-intensity aerobic thing will see me walk/jogging 3 x a week, building up to running for 20 mins at a stretch. Plus I’m adding in more low-intensity cardio – swimming and walking – in line with the fact that my body type requires extra cardio for fat burning.

With the diet element, again there are some modifications being made. For one thing I have to limit my intake of starchy carb due to being so carb sensitive. Also I’m adding in more fat, because the low-fat myth has been busted now. Right now it’s a case of seeing what works, what doesn’t, and making sure I hit the right levels of protein and carb to maximise health.

It’s a 12 week program. So with the end of tax preparation in sight, I’ll be focusing on two things: BfL and the next book. WIth luck and perseverance I’ll finish both at around the same time!

How about you guys? Do you have your 2015 fitness plans in place?

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