Well, today I made an impromptu decision to begin 10 Minute Trainer again. I’m going to do 20 minutes a day for now, for a couple reasons:
1) I’m just getting back into working out.
2) I work two jobs, so 20 minutes is about all I can manage right now.
3) I want to build up to two other workout programs that I will be buying very soon: Focus T25 and P90X 3. If I can build my fitness level up by the time those are released, I will be able to put in the few extra minutes and (hell of a lot of) extra effort without leaving myself crashed and burned for the next day at work.
Aside from the workouts, I have also picked today to start following the energy booster phase of the P90X nutrition guide. Each phase of the guide has three levels, and I decided to go with level 2. Also, rather than go by the meal plans (which can lead to a VERY expensive grocery list), I chose the portions approach. This means I have to get the following servings:
Naturally, by “snacks” they don’t mean Snickers bars. They mean things like a cup of cottage cheese or a handful of raw nuts.
The list of foods you can choose from to meet that one fat intake is a very small one. I don’t have the book in front of me, but I want to say it’s less than ten items. One of the items is avocado, which I love, but they are pricy. They also have flaxseed oil, olives and olive oil on the list as well. I’ve never been a super huge olive fan, but then again I never really hated them either.
Last but not least, I am going to begin consuming at least 8 glasses of water per day again. I used to fill up an empty one gallon Arizona iced tea container when I got to work, but I stopped doing that for a while.
Time to regain the discipline. Time to find the warrior within!
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