New Year’s Resolution Begins with ‘Country Heat’ Day 1

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Backstory:

Towards the end of the Summer of 2016, Beachbody, one of the most recognized home workout DVD systems and online streaming released a country music based 30-day fitness program called, “Country Heat.” Created by Autumn Calabrese created the program using re-recorded country-pop songs that surprisingly, didn’t drive me crazy.

Beachbody had sent me a review copy that I tried out for 12 days. Naturally, being the injury prone person that I am, I twisted my left knee (the first one I blew out), shelved it and pretty much forgot about Country Heat.

Now, it’s 2017 and after a year where insomnia and stress kicked me in the teeth, causing me to gain 60 lbs, I decided to pull back, set up a strict sleep schedule, which started last Tuesday on the Feast of St. Stephen. To supplement Country Heat, a lightweight, high repetition weight lifting routine has been implemented to reduce the risk of saggy skin.

Country Heat included five dance cardio workouts along with a full-body dance conditioning workout, a starter guide, a shaker, portion-control containers with nutrition program, a 30-day program calendar and a bonus line dance routine for $59.85.

All this leads me back to reviewing Country Heat and getting my obese ass back into a shape other than oblong.

Day 1:

Me, 6’4″, 364.2 lbs getting ready for my friend Paul’s wedding.

I decided not to follow the exact portion control because being just under 6’4″ and 364.2 lbs. I have tried portion control diet plans before when I was wrestling and I would always gain weight in the off-season. I would be moody, cranky and the least pleasant person to be around. Either way, I decided to follow a traditional Mediterranean diet with a once a week cheat day when out with friends.

Monday’s somehow have become International Chest Day at every gym across American and so I decided to make Mondays, Leg Day…something I have come to regret. Most research shows that it better to lift before cardio, which works best for my body, but to go straight from the gym to the DVD player set my legs on fire.

The first workout is called, “Country Swing,” it has a 23-minute breakdown of the moves, which goes a little too quick for my liking and out of pride, I didn’t hit pause or rewind. The routine is 32-minutes and 20-minutes in, my legs gave out from the burning. I continued to move ever-so slowly and finished off with the stretching and lied down on the floor for about 15-minutes.

Today’s breakfast consisted of two oranges, a banana, Greek yogurt, a loaf of pita and black olives.

Lunch will be lamb shaweerma, hummus…homemade, none of that paste in a tub crap and homemade tabbuleh.

I’m not sure what dinner will be, but if it ends up later than I hope, it will be vegan protein powder as whey makes me bloated.

 

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