It’s been almost a month since my last one of these Project Comeback installments, and I figured it was about time for me to update you on my progress in and out of the gym. As of now, I’ve been back in the gym for almost a solid 2 months, and in those 2 months, I’ve seen my body transform in so many amazing ways.
As you can recall from my last Project Comeback is that my strength was almost non-existent after that 3-month hiatus from the gym. It was pretty darn discouraging, to say the least. Not only was my strength gone, but my overall conditioning sucked. I was out of breath after walking up a flight of stairs, I could barely make it through three exercises of my leg day, and the smallest thing would wear me out.
My friends and I are going to the beach for Spring Break and they’re wanting to get ready for that. I want to switch things up a bit in my routine and focus on functional fitness and strength training (although this is more cardio/functional fitness than strength training) and have a bit of fun with these Saturday boot camp workouts my friends want me to plan out for them.
I warned them the entire week leading up to our boot camp Saturday workouts that this was going to be a challenging workout, but it’s going to be amazing. So, taking from Coffee, Cardio, and Kale, I’ve put together a little 3-circuit, 15-minute workout that you can do at the gym if you’re looking to switch things up.
It’s that time of year where people are making all their New Year’s resolutions about being healthier, improving their life, getting in shape, eating better, etc. The gyms are packed with bright-eyed newbie gym-goers, and everyone is so excited to make this their year to become their best self.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m in full support of people developing healthier habits and feeling amazing about themselves
So that’s why I’m writing this. I want YOU to actually stick to those New Year’s goals and make 2018 your best year yet! Here are 4 easy ways to be healthier this year.
Just in case you didn’t know, we’re right in the heart of the holiday season which means delicious festive drinks from Starbucks, lots of decadent cookies, drinking a little to much wine, and tons of holiday foods that only come out around this time of year. Oh wait, did I mention eating lots of lots of food?
Sometimes for me, the holiday season can bring a bit of stress because I have a slight fear of gaining a little winter fluff and falling off the fitness train.
Here’s my number one guideline when it comes to balancing fitness and the holidays: The holidays come once a year. Fitness is available every single day.
Not to get dark here, but you never know when that will be someone’s last Thanksgiving or last Christmas. It’s important to put family and friends first, especially during the holidays.
Welcome to the first installment of a new series here on the blog called Project Comeback. The title was inspired by SarahsDay, one of my favorite fitness YouTubers. She does these Project Comebacks on the regular, and I love the inspiring message behind them, so I thought I’d jump on the train as well.
If you don’t know, I’ve been out of the gym for the past 5 weeks. It’s been 5 of the hardest weeks of my life because, in one day, the one thing in my daily routine that made me the happiest was taken away from me.
Just in case you don’t know, Caitlyn is a fellow college blogger (College with Caitlyn) and fitness enthusiast. She’s a junior at Northern Kentucky University studying mathematics and computer science. I can’t really remember how Caitlyn and I “met”, but it was probably me bombarding her with messages on some platform. I would consistently ask questions and for advice, and eventually, we exchanged numbers, and here we are.