Today marks 30 days until our trip to Jamaica for my sisters wedding which means Operation LOCK IT UP has officially started.
This morning while Eddie made us breakfast I got to work on my motivation/countdown wall which happily resides in our kitchen. When I first did Operation LOCK IT UP I had my countdown down wall in my bedroom and it worked great but I think having it in the kitchen as a constant reminder to make healthy meals will kick things up a notch.
In addition to my countdown I purchased the Tone It Up Beach Babe 2 DVD (digital download version) on Sunday. I've decided to add one workout to my daily fitness routine to not only spice things up but to help myself get beach ready for Jamaica.
I have always felt better when I worked out first thing in the morning, it energized me for my day whether I wanted to workout or not I was always happier when I did. My current gym has classes at 6 am and then not again until 9 am, once the weather warms up I'll have no problem rolling out of bed at an ungodly hour to workout but right now ain't nobody got time for that, so working out at home it is.
Yesterday I kicked my new routine off with the "Summer Arms" routine and I'll admit I didn't think it would be challenging because "I'm in great shape," but I was wrong. By the end of the 20 minute workout I was sweating with shaky arms AKA win!
For lunch I made my moms kale salad recipe: Shredded/chopped kale massaged with lemon vinaigrette (or lemon juice and olive oil) topped with grilled chicken, avocado, onion and sunflower seeds. It was perfect.
Last night was Tabata class which is definitely my favorite of all of my classes here in NoVa. We are always doing something different and the instructor is pretty much my favorite human. Last night he played the last song from Pitch Perfect for our cool down/stretch, it doesn't get much better than that if you ask me!
I ended my first Operation LOCK IT UP day with a protein shake: Cellucor PB Marshmallow, small banana, ice and almond milk and a Parks & Rec marathon.
Not bad for day 1 if you ask me!