It’s been a while since my last Operation Snap Back update right? Well I started the new year with a sinus infection so I am finally getting back on track. Things have been going well. Not to sound cliché but I am excited to be starting off 2017 in the best physical shape of my life. I am currently down 23 pounds from last year and I finally have a little muscle. Although it wasn’t a goal, I went to the gym every week no less than three times. In fact, I ended the year going 4-5 times a week on average. It wasn’t about losing weight or having a flat stomach anymore. Working out simply became a habit of physical and mental therapy for me. These are the results:
People often ask what my routine is but it changes so much. However, I normally split train. Sometimes it depends on my mood what I do but I am mostly consistent. As you know, I am not a professional but here is an idea of what I enjoy and incorporate during the week:
Warm up (5-10 minutes) + Weights + Abs* + Cardio (20-40 minutes)
- Cycling – Once a week
- Yoga – Once a week if am available when offered.
- Boot Camp – Once a month. This is an intense full-body class. So with split training, it tends to be too much sometimes. I just listen to my body.
- Legs – Twice a week. Squats, Leg Extensions, Lying Leg Curls, Abductions and Leg presses. With presses I go real heavy (up to 360 pounds). It’s not as scary as it sounds.
- Arms – Once or twice a week. Lateral Pull Downs, Dumbbell Rows, Bicep Curls, Shoulder and Bench Presses and Tricep Press Downs.
- Abs* – At least twice a week if not a little bit everyday. Leg Raises, Toe Touches, Planks and Crunches, I alternate doing exercises on the floor or bench/tower.
- Cardio – Everyday. Outside of the bike, I alternate with the Treadmill, Elliptical and Stairmaster (my favorite).
Last year I set a modest goal to be 145 pounds by December 2016 and here I am starting off 2017 at 145.3 pounds. Not mad at all. I came from this:
There is no secret. Of course consistency is key but please believe that I have weaknesses and setbacks all the time. I don’t like to say I “started over”. I just KEEP GOING. You can do it too! If you would like to share your journey and advice, feel free to join the Operation Snap Back ® Support Group and follow us on Instagram.