It’s finally over! Day 30 of my 30 Day Challenge has ended and I made it through 5 lbs lighter! If you read my most recent blog, you know that I’ve been working through a 30 Day Challenge that includes a strict diet and exercise plan. It’s only been a month and I’m excited to see some results. I’m still no where near where I want to be (see image above), but I’m just a little closer. If I want the physique Lisa Marie, I can’t quit after 30 days. I have to keep going. Thirty days is just the beginning!
You Can’t Quit Fitness
While I was getting closer to the end of my 30 Day Challenge, I was thinking about what I need to do for the next month to kick up my fitness routine. I want to lose fat and gain muscle. The best treatment for that is weight lifting and a healthy diet. My only issue is, I don’t have the equipment and knowledge needed to optimize my workouts. That’s where a personal trainer can step in.
Gold’s Gym has several options for working with a personal trainer to create a gym circuit to work all the muscle groups. You can find a Gold’s Gym around the nation and around the globe. That means there are No Excuses for skipping a workout while traveling. I’m hoping to get a membership soon so I can start a solid workout routine.
For anyone who doesn’t have access to a personal trainer, I found a six-week program to help get you into lifting weights. Find the routine on the Fitness & Performance website. Since I’m still on the job hunt, I might skip spending big bucks on a personal trainer, until I’m settled in a steady job. Even between interviews and applications, I’m working out every day.
Light, Energizing Smoothie
I also have a new smoothie recipe that I’m loving right now. This combines the wonders of caffeine with the benefits of a protein powder supplement. It’s low is calories, but still filling to get you up and running until lunch. I have dozens of other healthy recipes on my Pinterest page, if you’re looking for something more.
- 1/2 Banana
- 1 cup cold or frozen coffee (add ice for cold coffee)
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 packet sweetener (1 tsp)