Yesterday was my first day of The Firm Express Thin in 30...you can read my results for The 4 Day Kick Start Plan here.
The workout calendar set out in the booklet that comes with this plan says if you are "new to exercise or to The Firm"...I am going to follow it this week and then decide whether I want to add in more. I am definitely NOT new to exercise. Although I think my consistency in eating and working out has slipped and this plan could be awesome at getting that back into place. We'll see.
I do have a couple of yoga DVDs that were sent to me that I need to review, so I will probably add those in on my off days. I will also be running once a week. I have a 5k in April I'd still like to do and don't want my running to slip. I would do that with any plan...I'm a runner, it's hard to cut down to that!
I plan to stick to their eating plan as much as possible, but will also include other meals/snacks I like. I will however stick to their recommendations and make sure what I eat is shaped around those.
According to their calorie recommendations I should be eating 1800 calories a day. Now, this is a general recommendation. This week I am going to give myself a range of 1600-1800 and see how that goes. In the past I've felt 1800 was too high for me to lose weight. But I've had a lot of people say I should be eating that many calories, so I'm going to take this week to play with it and see what happens. I'll adjust from there. I think we have to go with what works for us.
I am looking forward to this 30 days. It is going to be a learning process for me no matter. I've always been the more is better thinker. Especially when it comes to exercise. 20 minute workouts 3 days a week is a little daunting to me. In that it's so much less than what I think I need to do to lose weight. But at the same time, my idea of needing to workout at least 45 minutes to an hour 6 days a week tends to cause me to start and stop my efforts. Consistency is key, I know this. I look forward to this plan for that reason. Practicing consistency.
You can follow my daily tracking of this plan on Adventures in Tracking.
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