I did it! I woke up this morning and made a smoothie for breakfast which consisted of:
- Flax Seed
- Filtered water
I got an earlier start, but just barely made it on time for work. I also made it through the day without coffee or driving through for a hot beverage and a sweet treat. I love this Twinings Lemon Ginger decaf tea. I have noticed that I have been pretty exhausted after work, but I think it is just my body adjusting to having less caffeine. It is an adjustment worth making.
When I got home I was completely wiped out. Today was supposed to be a rest day according to my plan and I almost took it. I also remembered that I rested on Sunday and Monday. I was so close to taking the night off and getting to bed super early, but I talked to my mom on the phone. She said that a friend gave her and my dad an elliptical and my dad has been using it everyday. Right now he is winded after 5 minutes… My dad is a Type 1 Diabetic with heart disease and was recently in the hospital because he found out that he only has 15% left in his kidneys. I feel so blessed that they caught it in time and he does not have to be on dialysis. My dad and mom have been working hard at making lifestyle changes.
I was so touched and inspired by my Dad’s workout efforts that I just HAD to get in a workout of my own. I decided to go for a swim! It has been such a long time and I have honestly been a little unmotivated to shower at the end of the day much less Swim! Don’t worry, I haven’t been omitting the shower; it just feels like an extra chore. Tonight I decided to combine my work with the chore. I figured that if I went for a swim I would get my full-body- workout AND get my shower in so everybody wins, right?!?!
Tonight’s Workout of the Day: Swimming!
*Keep in mind that every length of the pool is 25 yards (or equivalent to a quarter 25cents)
Also, I.M. is an abbreviation for “Individual Medley” IM order is Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle.
- 500 Free (Every 4th 25 Backstroke)
- 400 Mixed IM Kick Drill (25 Free swim/25 Dolphin Kick/25 Free Swim/ 25 Butterfly drill… Repeat this pattern for Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle)
- 300 IM Kick/Drill/Swim by 25
- 400 IM Kick with a kick board
- 10 x 50 Flutter kick with a kick board (1:00)
- 100 Free/Back by 25
- 5 x 100 Pull with a Pull Buoy (Odds Freestyle/Evens Backstroke)
- 100 EZ Free
Swimming is such a wonderful full-body workout. In addition it is a full-body stretch and gives you a chance to disconnect from the world and be weightless. I like to think of it as meditation in a sense. Let me know if you have any swimming technique questions or any questions about swimming at all. It is great exercise for everyone and serves as an Excellent cross-training workout as well!
Tonight’s Word of the Day is:
- Things wanted or needed; the plural of desideratum
How is your week going? Has anything exciting happened yet? What do you think of February so far? I have had lots of opportunities for self-reflection this week. That killer headache prodded me to reassess my nutrition and lifestyle habits. I also had a defining moment when I caught myself on several occasions almost slacking off, but I decided that I am committed to my goal of transforming and becoming the best version of myself so I can’t slack now.
I am enjoying my job and have been sticking with my workouts I just need to add my studying to the mix.
Sweet Dreams My Dear Darling Friends!
Love and Blessings Always,