*The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Soldier of Steel™.*
I’ve mentioned workout ruts before, and even posted ways to combat workout boredom. My problem has been a little different this time around. First and foremost, I’ve been running on empty. We haven’t been getting good sleep, but there’s not much I can do about that. My other issue is totally fixable. I’ve actually been in workout overload. I feel like I have too many options. Should I run? Should I lift? Should I go to yoga? CrossFit? Barre? Spin? TRX? It’s like the options are limitless. I want to stress that I’m lucky to have all of these choices, but it does make deciding what to do a little difficult. Last night I let a friend choose for me. Barre it was.
You might be wondering why I just posted a picture of me with a milkshake where a barre picture should be. Well, there’s two reasons for this. 1.) I didn’t take a picture at the gym and 2.) Ryne requested a milkshake while I was on the way home. This picture serves as proof that I did in fact go to the gym, that I am an awesome wife, and that I resisted the temptation of even the tiniest sip of that milkshake. I love vanilla milkshakes. It was hard. I’m determined to actually stick to something I said for once, though. I said I was going to cut out excess sugar and alcohol until the 29th. And I mean it!
One thing I didn’t do that I said I was going to do? Quit eating Mexican before the gym! I know those other ladies don’t want me coming in smelling of onions and beans, but I just can’t quit the habit. I didn’t have a full on burp fest this time, though, so that’s a win.
This morning, I was feeling overwhelmed again! Through my partnership with FitFluential, I was chosen to help promote the National Guard’s Soldier of Steel™ transformational workout plan. I decided to head on over to the website to check it out in hopes that it would inspire today’s workout. Little did I know how helpful it would be! What I found when I downloaded the workouts, was a full four-week program. I think it would be a great way to jumpstart a fitness routine, get back into working out, or a way to keep yourself accountable. You could even download the PDF, print it out, and check off the days as you go. You know crossing things off is gratifying, don’t try to deny it.
The functional and challenging workout plan was designed by Mark Twight in partnership with the National Guard. Mark trains Hollywood “super heros” like the cast of Man of Steel™ as well as real life heros. Here is a little “teaser” about the program:
The move that seems easy, but is actually really challenging, is the wall squat. It helps teach you proper squatting form by throwing a wall into the mix. I love how these workouts really focus on proper form and execution. I seriously wish someone would have been here to capture my attempts at them on film. I’m sure I looked amazing. 😉
Overall, I think this workout plan is a great resource. I won’t be following it exactly, but I like that I will have it to refer to on days where I can’t makeup my mind about what to do! Maddux says he doesn’t need help like I do, he’s always ready and willing to work out. He wore his new headband for today’s moves.
Oh, and this Thursday (6/20) , Mark Twight will be answering questions about the program on Twitter from 3PM-4PM EST. You can follow or join in the conversation at #TwightTakover and through @NationalGuard.
Question: Do you have a go-to workout or plan that you use when you are feeling less than inspired? Please share the details! If you don’t, I highly suggest you check this one out. It’s packed with great ideas!