I’ve been polling you on stories and you’ve all said you want me to keep the health and fitness content coming. Believe it or not, I actually started out as a health and fitness blogger and got a personal training certification from NASM in 2017. However, that is neither here nor there. I just finished up my New Year, New Me fitness plan last Friday and it was time to create something new. I came up with this spring slim down plan to take things to the next level.
Prior to starting this fitness plan, I was sort of just “winging it” in the gym. I was going in and doing whatever I felt like that day. Which is definitely better than nothing but it’s hard to see results that way. Back in 2017 I was doing very advanced workouts, meal prepping (yuck) and on an intense supplement regimen. I had the physique I wanted but my life consisted of working out and planning my next meal.
I’ve never had a weight problem so to speak, however, my weight sat at an all time high for about a year and a half. I thought to myself, maybe my metabolism is slowing down, maybe this is just my new normal. I was uncomfortable taking photos, uncomfortable in my clothes and just tired and unmotivated. During the last 12 weeks I’ve dropped roughly 20 lbs and several inches and am finally starting to feel like myself again.
Spring Slim Down Fitness Plan
Something I should have done last time was take before and after photos. Remember, measurements and other non scale victories are so much more important than your actual weight. Here are my before photos taken 4/1/19:
My last program was more of a beginner to intermediate level program to help get me back into the swing of things. This one is focused mostly on strength training with a little cardio on the side to keep things interesting. This program is only 8 weeks long but is much more intense than my last. Don’t worry, it can be adapted for beginners as well. The workouts are Monday through Friday with an active recovery day on Saturday. This means do something such as swim, hike or take a long walk/bike ride.
As I mentioned above, this is an 8 week program. This will be your schedule for weeks 1, 3, 5 and 6. Be sure to subscribe to my email list and stay tuned for weeks 2, 4, 7 and 8. Feel free to pin these images for later but I will be sharing to Instagram stories daily as well. Also, if you give this a try, definitely let me know what you think.