Where did the time go? It’s almost the end of January!
January also feels like the “realest” month of the year, when reality just slaps you right in the face. I was eating really healthy during the last few weeks of the semester and then I don’t know what happened…the holidays? Regardless, I needed a health kick and I signed up for the 21-day fix with my college crew coach, Anna, who also happens to be a full-time attorney. So clearly she gets the whole work/life/workout balance.
I’m in Anna’s challenge group, which she coaches. The 21-day fix is part of the BeachBody empire and is also a diet and exercise program. I’ll do a much in-depth review once I’m done but I do weigh in weekly and I lost 3.4 lbs the first week, which is a lot. That being said, the diet isn’t overly restrictive but I didn’t realize how much I was eating until I was on it. There’s a calorie range that’s measured by the colored cups and you eat by servings of each colored cup so I’m supposed to eat 3 servings of veggies, 2 of fruits, 4 of protein, etc. plus follow their workouts (30 minute workouts a day which varies between cardio, upper, lower, pilates, yoga “fixes”).
Right now, I’m half-way through the program and if it’s taught me anything it’s 1) shakeology is delicious 2) I eat a lot 3) meal prepping works.
|Breakfast for the past week and half|
All the half-marathons
Oh yes, in addition to the 21-day fix, I’m also training for the NYC Half. It’s been freezing outside so I haven’t been running outdoors but I have been running at Mile High Run Club a ton this month (5x this month!). However, according to my calendar I need to start doing long runs (6+ miles).
The Brooklyn Half-Marathon opened (and also sold out) yesterday so I signed up for it. Even though, I hated it last year but loved it the year before (PR!). I also signed up for the Walkway Over the Hudson Half-Marathon in my hometown on June 13.
So to recap: NYC Half on 3/15, Brooklyn on 5/16 and WOTH on 6/13. My roomie is trying to get me to sign up for Queens Half on 4/12 right before my birthday but we’ll see.
January workouts (fixes are part of the 21-day fix):
1/2 – Brooklyn Bodyburn
1/3 – DASH 28 at Mile High Run Club
1/4 – Refine Method & 305 fitness
1/5 – Signature Row at CityRow
1/6 – Strength at Uplift
1/7 – Pilates Mat at Xtend Barre Brooklyn
1/8 – 30 min Cardio Fix
1/9 – none
1/10 – DASH 28 at Mile High Run Club
1/11 – The Distance at Mile High Run Club (this class was really, really hard)
1/12 – 30 min Cardio Fix (1st day of 21 day fix!)
1/13 – 30 min Upper Fix
1/14 – 30 min Lower Fix
1/15 – 15 mins of Pilates Fix
1/16 – none
1/17 – Yoga at Reebok w/ Strala Yoga, the remainder of 15 minute pilates fix + 10 min abs
1/18 – DASH 28 at Mile High Run Club
1/19 – DASH 28 at Mile High Run Club & Refine
1/20 – none
1/21 – Dirty 30 fix & 10 min abs
1/22 – 1 hour personal training session at Uplift
1/23 – 10 min abs
How is your January going so far? Training for any races in the cold too?