In case you missed part one of the Spring Slim Down Fitness Plan you can find that here. Last week I also shared what I eat along with some healthy meal ideas and a sample grocery list to help keep you on track. This is an 8 week fitness plan and part one will take place weeks 1, 3, 5 and 6 and part two will take place weeks 2, 4, 7 and 8. These workouts are meant to challenge you so be prepared to work hard!
If you’re new to working out, be sure to take things at your own pace. Also, if you aren’t sure what an exercise is you can always find exercise demonstrations on YouTube or at Bodybuilding.com. Working out will only take you so far though. It’s critical to also make sure you are also keeping track of what you’re eating. I highly recommend using an app or website like MyFitnessPal. Without tracking what you eat it is so easy to over or under eat. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on your macros but you don’t have to be too diligent about that.
I’ve done several posts on macros and how to to calculate them here. The workout schedule for part two will take place Monday through Friday with Saturday as an active recovery day and Sunday as a rest day.
I also highly recommend taking before and after photos to track your progress. Sometimes when starting a strength training routine, you wont see the scale move quite as drastically. It’s important to measure both your body and how you feel to track your progress. Remember, change doesn’t happen over night so be kind to yourself.
Thanks so much for reading!