My insurance offers a free gym membership that starts this year, 2017. UFC is not part of my insurance's approved gyms. So I discontinued my UFC membership. I was paying about $90 a month and not making use of the ultimate membership. The only reason why I like to go was because the gym was close to my work.
Right around the time I decided to stop my UFC membership, I had an ankle injury. I haven't been in the gym since October. Then I went to Disneyland with my family, enjoyed the holidays, my family and I got sick, and indulge during the birthdays of my fiance and mom. My workouts and eating were wack! I gained almost 12 pounds. I was at my lowest weight at 128 and went up to 142 pounds 😢
After my mom's birthday I told myself lets get serious now. I signed up for 24 Hour Fitness. I paid $200 initiation fee, which is not too bad because I do not need to pay a monthly fee. The nice part of my insurance is if you work out 45 times in a year you get your initiation fee money back. Not a bad deal.
I created my own workout plan using an old guide I made when I was going to 24 Hour Fitness over 4 years ago. It uses information from: Bodybuilding.com The Female Training Bible. I plan to go the gym in the morning before work and lift weight 3x a week, incorporate HITT or running at least 2-3 x a week. I am still doing the GAR on President's day. I signed up for the Honolulu Marathon so I need to start training for longer runs! Maybe I will sign up for a half marathon too 😀 If I can't make the gym I will still do my workout at home.
As far as nutritional program, I am carb cycling, using Chris and Heidi Powell's guide. I will keep my carbs low during the week, and my carbs will be high on Friday and Saturday. This week I recorded my calorie intake because it has been awhile since I did this and it is good to see how much calories and macro nutrients food contains. I was doing the 21 day fix portioning, which is convenient and helpful, but maybe I was still over eating...I dont know but if there is no change, need to do something different right!