It is amazing to me that I actually have 9 documented gym workouts. I believe that must be a record for me in this short amount of time. The last time I was this consistent was back in my swim team days in high school. It feels good and I plan on continuing to workout. I think that getting my gym membership was a worthwhile investment.
This morning I went to 10:30 am Mixxedfit. It was a lot of fun. One thing that has helped me tremendously with ALL my workouts is warming up slowly. I think in the past I tried to start out full-blast, but then I would be in pain for the rest of the workout and even days following. When I do resistance training I warm-up with a 5 minute walk on the treadmill. With swimming (which I want to get back into in the near future) I usually start out with long, slow strokes making sure that I stretch out my streamlines as far as I can. With these dance workouts I start out slowly and gently giving my body a chance to get into the groove.
At Mixxedfit I made a friend and after the workout I was planning on doing an arm workout, but she invited me to do some core work with her. I am glad she asked because core is probably my biggest weakness and the part of my body that I have been neglecting. She also used to teach kick boxing and she taught me some moves.
- 15 jabs
- 15 upper-cuts
- 15 crosses
- 15 hooks
- 15 front kicks
- 15 side-kicks
- 15 back kicks
After learning the basics we started working on putting it all together with combinations. I am sure that I did more than 15 of each, but I just decided to pick a random number. Kickboxing is an excellent workout. I know that I will be feeling this one tomorrow.
Today’s Word of the Day is:
- Division into two parts, kinds, etc; subdivision into halves or pairs.
- Division into two mutually exclusive opposed or contradictory groups: a dichotomy between thought and action.
- Botany. A mode of branching by constant forking, as in some stems, in veins of leaves, etc.
- Astronomy. The phase of the moon or of an inferior planet when half of its disk is visible.
A few observations (weaknesses) about myself… I have noticed that it bothers me to no end when a person ignores me. Especially when I believe that I am being courteous and reasonable. I think though that sometimes I take it too personally and I allow myself to stress unnecessarily. I overthink it and worry that the person is intentionally ignoring me and that I caused something to go wrong when really it could all just be in my head. I really do appreciate the courtesy of someone letting me know that they are busy. That’s what I would do.
That’s another thing, sometimes I get upset because I know that I would handle some situations in a certain way then I am taken aback when a person handles it in another way. I want to learn to be more open minded and respectful of all perspectives… And focus on myself and my goals.
Also, when I feel stressed or down I still turn to food for comfort. This evening on my way home I ordered a Grande chai tea latte with hazelnut and it tasted like an absolute sugar bomb. There was something comforting about the sweetness.
I am going to start finding alternatives to turning to the comfort of food when I feel down. What do you do when you feel down?
On another note, I turned down hanging out with friends for champagne to stay at home and do laundry and study. Could it be that I’m growing up? 🙂
Love and Blessings,