April’s Workout Plan

I recently went through a tough break up. No not me and Peter, were doing better than ever. I broke up with my personal trainer of three years. This month will be the first time in nearly 5 years that I’m going at it alone.


Since moving to New York I have always had a personal trainer. I started training with Edem three years ago. Edem has helped me get stronger than ever and has helped me to be the best marathon runner I have ever been.

After a lot of thought I decided I needed to go at it alone. It was a tough decision but I think a good one. I recently tried out crossfit, which I was hopeing would be a good fit. Unfortunately it just wasn’t the workout I was looking for. Plus I didn’t like the heavy weight works without having someone to spot you.


So what is a girl to do?

I needed a change. Something new, something challenging. And most importantly something hard. In comes Insanity! 60 days of tough sweat inducing workouts.

So far I’m on day four and a little sore but definitely loving the work out. Plus Peter and I are doing it together so I’m not totally going at it alone.

Unfortunately my running will probably take a back seat over the next two months. I have a half marathon scheduled for next weekend which I will probably still run if I can get my IT band issues under control.

I’m hoping that Insanity can help me knock off my winter layer so I will emerge a quicker and leaner runner in the end!

Do you have any new workouts planned for this month?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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9 Responses to April’s Workout Plan

  1. keep going strong girl…sometimes it is good to do it alone.
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  2. I think you will do great on your own! Working with a trainer has helped you learn what to do and now it’s your chance to do it!
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  3. I hope Insanity is good!!! You’ve got me inspired to look for some new workout routines… I’ve never had a trainer but that’s really cool that you worked with one for a while!
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    • rebacox says:

      Day five completed this morning! I love that it is challenging my cardio level. I think having the trainer twice a week, while a luxury, was very important for me to gain proper form. My back issues went away when I started squatting properly. I mainly focused on weight training with him. My legs and arms have never been stronger and the heavy lifting made me a much better marathon runner. My legs never tired even in the goofy challenge. But I’m slower in the half marathon, and this year I will break 1:50!

  4. Natalie says:

    Insanity looks great but scares me lol
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    • rebacox says:

      It like condensed boot camp. Don’t be scared! The workouts aren’t that long todays was 38 minutes. I like to tell myself “I can do anything for 38 minutes” when I start it at 5:15 in the morning!

  5. I’ve been wanting to try Insanity. My best friend had great results, and I’ve heard really good things. Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
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