Faithful social media followers will know that in addition to my wine, I love a good workout. For more than two years, I’ve been a 5:30 a.m. gymgoer, four days a week. It’s become my religion, well really my sanity-saver. When people say they can’t understand how I can get up that early on a regular basis, I tell them it’s easy when you know it’s your only time to be completely alone. No work. No husband. No kids. No life. Just me, my muscles and my tunes.
Lately, I’ve been bored with my workout routine, though, and I was having difficulty finding something new to keep the momentum going. Thankfully, I stumbled upon a fitness model from Canada, Lyzabeth Lopez, who has tailored workouts online. She’s most well-known for her Hourglass Workout franchise. I purchased the Muscle Building plan, using a coupon code for a 50 percent discount, making it well worth the money.
The workout guide comes with videos illustrating each exercise, a nutrition and supplement plan guide and success charts to track progress. It’s turning out to be exactly what I need to kick-start my routine. I’m now working out five days a week instead of four and the exercises are different and much more challenging than what I’ve been doing. I mostly fall into the intermediate category, but there are a fair amount of exercises that have been very difficult for me, in a “hurts so good” kind of way.
While I’m not sure I’ll ever look like the trainer, I am hopeful that I might add some mass and feel good in the process. Thankfully, her nutrition plan says nothing about wine. So, I still plan to enjoy my wine a few times a week. In fact, I had Dark Horse’s Big Red Blend with my turkey meatballs and protein pasta dinner this past week. It was yummy! But, I timed it so I was done well before bed, which seems to help with sleep, something desperately needed when you’re working your muscles this much! Cheers!