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My Inventory of Workout Guides and Meal Plans

Here is a little bit of information about the inventory of workout guides and meal plans I have:

1. Blogilates

The first guide I bought from Blogilates was the New Body Make Over meal plan.I loosely followed this in college when I needed to lose weight.

Image result for hot body year round  Image result for piit 1.0 Other guides I bought by Cassey Ho included her book Hot Body Year Round and PIIT 1.0. PIIT 1.0 sounded like a fun guide to try because I followed her on Youtube, but I never tried it because it involves jumping and I couldn't figure out how to make it apartment friendly. 2. Love Sweat FitnessHot Body Sweat Guide 1.0 (Weeks 1-8) Hot Body Sweat Guide 2.0 (Weeks 9-16)4 Week Hot Body Meal Plan Guiltless Nutrition Lifestyle & Recipe Book have two workout guides (Hot Body Sweat Guide 1.0 and 2.0), a meal plan (The Hot Body Meal Plan), and a couple of recipe guides including the Guiltless Nutrition Lifestyle and Recipe Book and the first Guiltless Nutrition Guide (not pictured) Katie Dunlop came out with. I have done the Hot Body Sweat Guide 1.0 a few times, but didn’t finish 2.0 because I didn’t have time to workout an hour a day. As for the recipe guide and meal plan- those have been a great source of recipe ideas. However, I haven’t followed the meal plan because I prefer to plan my own meals and don’t want to restrict my calories to 1200-1400 calories a day. 3. Glisten Fit have 3 workout guides by Jessica Massey. I followed the 4 week Strength and HIIT programs at the same time at the gym in 2016. It was a great guide, but I didn’t do it more than once because some of the workouts took over an hour to complete. As for the meal plan, I mostly use it for ideas just like the other meal plans I have.4. Books by Lou Schuler and Alwyn CosgroveImage result for books by lou schuler and alwyn Image result for books by lou schuler and alwynImage result for books by lou schuler and alwyn have 3 books by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove. Out of the 3, I finished part (about half if I can remember right) of the 9 month Strong program and completed about a month of Abs. I thought both programs were good. I even progressively got stronger every week. However, since the Strong program was 9 stages long, it didn’t give me an opportunity to do other workouts that I loved to do.5. Yoga by Kassandra most recent guide I bought was Kassandra’s October yoga calendar. It was $10 and sounded fun, but I never used it. I decided I didn’t want to do only yoga for a month. Also, since it is labelled as an October calendar, I didn’t feel like trying it on a different month.


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1. Since I have followed Love Sweat Fitness for a few years, I usually use the model Katie uses in the Hot Body Sweat Guide for my weekly workout schedule. Monday is leg day, Wednesday is arms and abs, Friday is total body, and the days in between (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) are cardio days if I have time.
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2. I write down the workouts in my journal and check them off as I go.

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1. First of all, I set goals in 5 areas of my life using a goal setting video Yoga with Kassandra on Youtube made. 

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