Workout and Word of the Day #31


Have you ever had one of those days when nothing is particularly wrong and it is not necessarily a bad day, but it still feels like a bad day?  I think I had one of those today.  It was a good day to have off from work, but the ease of my pace might have given me too much time to overthink…  Thinking is a good thing, but overthinking can sometimes be hazardous to our mental health, I think.

I took it really easy and maybe I needed to.  Last night I moved and the past two weeks I was battling those agonizing headaches so maybe moving slowly is what I needed today.  When I feel really down there are 3 things that help to uplift me:

  1. I pray and count my blessings.
  2.  I make a hot cup of tea.
  3. I reflect on my past and the progress that I have made.

I took a breath, said a prayer, and did all of the above.  My tea of choice was Jasmine by Stash and I took some time to write a “progress post.”  You can visit it right here if you like:

I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my post and offer your kind words of encouragement.  I truly am humbled and touched by your kindness and support.  It was so uplifting to know that I could help others by sharing my story.

I felt a little better after writing that post, but I still felt a little bogged down and grumpy and really out of sorts when I went to run my errands.  I made it to Chapter 13 in my book.  My goal was 16 by this evening and I was feeling so down that I was going to take the day off from working out and just study.  I know that I could have easily gotten to chapter 16 this evening.  I woke up with a sore neck and my left hip was feeling a little sore too.  I bet it is from the stress…  I was sure that I was not going to be doing any workouts tonight.

Then I read a comment that one of you wrote about my post.  She said that after reading it she felt like getting out of bed and exercising.  Pretty soon I felt like exercising too!  So thank you Kat!!!  You inspired me :).

I put on my workout clothes and headed in to the gym!  I decided to deviate from my norm and do a full-body kettle-bell workout!

Workout of the Day!: 20 Minute Kettlebell Blast

*Repeat this circuit twice!!!

  • 10 Kettlebell Lunges with a twist
  • 10 Kettlebell Squat and Shoulder press
  • 10 Kettlebell Swings
  • 10 Kettlebell Halos
  • 10 Kettlebell Chops
  • 10 Kettlebell Windmills (both sides)

This was a short, sweet, but to the point kind of workout and it rocked!

After my Kettlebells I went to Mixxedfit!  It felt so good to dance!  I did feel a little tired tonight.  I think I have been feeling the effects of all the sweets and junk food from the past three days.  Time for me to start my green smoothies tomorrow!

Tonight’s Word of the Day is:


  1. disposed to love; amorous. : Chocolate, it can be said, is not merely a candy, but a powerful love potion whose reputation for inspiring amative feelings is universally known.

I used my 4 day weekend as a chance to satisfy most of my cravings: pancakes, pizza, pie, ice cream…  And I was guilty of trying to comfort myself with food.  During my past weightloss attempts; this is usually the point where I throw in the towel.  I get discouraged then go down the path of self- sabotage and it’s like I used to give up on myself.  I didn’t believe that I could change so I remained the same and did what was easier.

Today I kept telling myself that even though I feel down; I can use this as an opportunity to change.  I could respond rather than react.  No need to be discouraged.

Then before I knew it, I was determined to overcome!  I told myself that there was ABSOLUTELY NO WAY that I was going to allow 3 days of overindulgence to discourage me enough to get thrown off track!  I don’t want to waste the 30 workouts that I have done just because I ate too many sweets for 3 days!  This journey is FAR From over!!!  I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next.

Please join me!!!  Sweet Dreams my Dear Darling Friends!  Tomorrow is a brand new day!!!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

Alana xoxoxo



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