I recently relocated back to the Puget Sound area to be near family while my hubby is deployed for a year. Part of our departure meant that we had to leave the comforts and amenities we had while living on our prior military base, including free access to a gym. Yes I am a Team Beachbody coach that went to the gym! I only used the gym 1 or 2 days a week to do lifting during workouts that required more weights than I had at home and it was honestly nice to let the girls play with other kids while I worked out.
Now that I have relocated to the Puget Sound area I no longer have access to the gym, nor did I have the space to pack all my weights and weight bench with me while staying with family. Would this be a valid excuse to lower my focus on my goal of competing in a bikini competition, and maybe put it off a year? Sure. Am I going to do that? HECK NO!!! I am just going to have to get more creative with my workouts and super attentive to my nutrition. No more….”I am bulking…sure I can have spaghetti”. The carbs I will be getting will be laser focused to the proper time of day and to correspond to my workouts. Plus I will be upping my intake of protein to focus on muscle maintenance while trying prevent any catabolism.
I am also going to be doing all my workouts from home using my 5, 10, and 15lb dumbbells and my resistance bands, gravity and my body for resistance.
Here is the plan:
Strength Training using P90X3, Body Beast, 21 Day Fix Extreme and PiYo
Cardio Conditioning using Insanity Max :30, Turbo Fire, 21 Day Fix Extreme and Les Mills Combat.
I will be doing 6 days a week Strength, plus 4 days Cardio for the first 9 months. Then I will switch to 5 days strength and 5 days Cardio for the remainder of the time leading up to the competition.
It is going to be a challenge but I am up for it. Plus once I establish a goal I don’t back down! So I will not let not having time, space, a gym membership or the ideal living condition stop me or slow me down. You simply have to be bigger than your excuses.
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