Day 4: I did Insanity!
Day 5: I went to work and after work I hung out with my boyfriend and then I got a fever and progressed into getting really ill.
Day 6: I’m still very ill. I really just can’t workout. I slept for 8 hours today. I woke up and drove home from my boyfriends house, then I drove to work, got sent home after an hour, and then I drove home. All of those car commutes took thirty minutes a piece. I spent the majority of my day in the car before coming home at 11:30am taking a shower, eating lunch, and sleeping until about 8pm.
I got stuck at my boyfriends on day 5 because it’s snowing like crazy in Ohio. Apparently our annual snow accumulation in Cincinnati is 22 inches and this year we are already at 19… This winter is getting insane on us! We are supposed to get 3 or 4 more inches tonight. I like how pretty the snow is, but I don’t like the cold and don’t like driving to work in it. But, this is real life and I accept the issues it brings.
On a positive note I have a big change on the horizon. I will tell you all more about it once it’s official! Have a great night, I’m going to go pass out again and try to kick this bug in the butt.
Good Evening Fitblr Community,
Today was all about knowing my limits when it came to fitness, work, and my personal life. The limits I found/faced were all fairly easy to indicate. In my fitness during Insanity! I knew that I couldn’t do regular push-ups so I substituted some modified ones into the routine. I also found when I needed to take it easier, while pushing myself at the same time. As for work the limit I found was that the shoes I was wearing today really hurt my feet standing for my shift. In my personal life the limit I found was the line between work/serious mode and relaxing mode. I was trying to get something important done and kept getting distracted which really aggravated me. So, to alleviate this frustration I worked out.
I’m grateful that I’ve found these limits and know how to avoid or resolve them in the future easily.
Today was a good day and I’m continuing to feel a lot better now that I’ve been working out daily.
Good Evening All,
This is day three of me kickstarting myself back into my old healthy lifestyle habits. It’s really rewarding to be back to working out. I don’t really feel myself unless I’m sweating up a storm and wanting to fall over out of exhaustion. Right now my biggest hurdle is picking times to work out. I find myself so fatigued after being on my feet all day at work that I need a nap before I can even contemplate putting on gym shoes and doing a video or taking a walk. However, this is a mind-over-matter deal and currently I’m winning it.
The first day of working out I took a long walk. Then these past two days I’ve buddied back up with the Insanity! program. It really works if you put effort into it and with that knowledge and no gym membership anymore I’m drawn to it. I never thought I would say this, but I missed Shaun T. Insanity! is always daunting right before you start the video and that feeling continues to plague me until the first stretch is over. Once the actual circuits begin I find myself becoming a thoughtless machine. My mind just shuts off and I power through. I know that the results will be there if I put in the work. Also, a new thing happened today where I started to feel the endorphins from working out. I was doing floor mountain-climbers and they felt amazing. Each of the three times I did that exercise I did them as hard and fast as I could without stopping and I felt like I accomplished something. The last couple of circuits I was tired and sweaty, but I pushed through and when those mountain climbers came around I was excited!
I can’t wait for my workout tomorrow. I feel 1000% better and I’ve only been back on the bandwagon for 3 days. I hope all of your fitness routines are going well!
It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on here consistently. I think it’s high-time that I came back to the fitblr fold! A lot has happened in my life. I ran my third 10k on Thanksgiving, I continued to work out consistently since post-grad until mid-December 2013. Then I fell off the wagon until January 11th 2014. I weigh around 176 and it is my goal to get back to 168 (my lowest weight while doing Insanity! and since I’ve been an adult). Once I hit 168 then I’m going for the ultimate weight goal of 155; which is mid-range for a healthy bmi for my height.
This blog has always been about health & fitness primarily. However, it also trails into my personal life as well at times. I like to dabble with both for my own personal record. Also, I like to hear about your all’s journey’s too.
So, a life update since the last time that I wrote on here is that I went through a breakup in the beginning of August. Then, on September 21st, 2013 I met a man whom I think is the love of my life. He is a spectacular gentleman and we have been dating officially since October 25th, 2013. We would’ve started dating sooner, but I was kind of skittish about jumping into another relationship. I wasn’t sure I was ready and didn’t want to hurt him or myself by jumping into new territory too quickly. He was persistent though and won my heart. I’ve never been happier. Another thing is that I’ve been working in a restaurant that is two levels and have been running up and down stairs all day for the past five months. Which has been awesome for my legs and my butt, but I still have put on seven or so pounds.
Fitness wise: I took a walk yesterday. Tonight I’m about to start up Insanity! round 3 with none other than the infamous SHAUN T. I figure it’s been too long since he’s made me sweat and want to cry out in pain. Sooo I’m going to DIG DEEP and lose this stupid weight I put back on.
We all have ups and downs. I was bound to rebound back a little bit because I stopped working out and I haven’t been eating the healthiest. However, I know that, that is my fault. And instead of beating myself up over it, I’m going to change it. I’m going back to the healthy me and I think that is what counts.
I’m human. We all are. It’s the ability to recognize an issue and the determination to change/fix it that defines us. This new blog that I’m going to be writing on here is going to be called Lost & Gained. Each day I’m going to talk about fitness stuff and it will track my progress. Through this huge transition I’ve become lost, but I’ve also gained a lot of perspective. I think that as I keep going forward that I’m going to gain a lot more perspective and footing in my life and hopefully shed some weight in the process.
Lots of love. See you tomorrow!