Today was my first day back to work for the week and the fact that it wasn’t a Monday was Such a nice touch! It was hard to pry myself out of bed. I was feeling pretty tired, but I guess that is just the nature of having a job.
Today was also Day 1 of my 7 Day Challenge!!!
This is What I ate today:
- Blood Orange
- Mixed nuts (raw almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans)
- Pure peppermint tea
- Baby Spinach
- Mixed Nuts
- Mandarin Shrimp on top
- Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-fry Dinner (by Eating Right in the freezer section)
- Spinach Bean, and Cheese Wrap with a gluten free tortilla
- Sweet Orange tea
And I drank lemon water throughout the day!
This is a good challenge for me and it wasn’t easy. I felt several cravings kick in today. I was craving bread and ice cream… And a little while ago I was going to reach for a handful of saltines, but then I remembered that I just have to make it 7 days. I gave up meat for lent and have been sticking with that. I like how this challenge is helping me to be more mindful of my choices!
I have honestly been feeling a little unmotivated to do my gym workouts. At work I help teach 2 spinning classes so we end up spinning probably a total of 40 minutes altogether. By the time I get off work I am pretty wiped out even though it is only 2:00. After work I met my friend Mica for a walk around the lake. It was so nice to get some fresh air. I think I need to spend more time outside.
I am just going to blame my tiredness on the fact that maybe this is an adjustment period. I got those new classes and haven’t been used to spinning everyday so I have to take that into account. I also think that nutrition plays a big role in my energy levels! It’s a good thing that I am doing that challenge.
When I got home I really didn’t want to work out! NOT AGAIN!!! It has been like this the past few days. I have been fighting it and I am a little concerned. I think it could also be that this is the longest that I have ever stuck with a resistance training workout routine. Usually by week 2 I fizzle out and here I am now… Just completed my 32nd workout!
Tomorrow immediately after work; I have a massage so if I am going to take the evening off I wanted to make sure that I earned it. I pulled myself together and headed to the gym just in time for
Hey, get your back off the wall
Don’t you get comfortable
Looking so hot
I think that I might fall…
Just what I want
So when we move
And just like yesterday I was feeling tired, but I gave it my all. Before class I gave myself permission to possibly leave right after Mixxedfit, but I wanted to get some resistance training in. I definitely felt sore from yesterday’s kettlebell circuit. It’s such a glorious feeling to know that you challenged yourself to grow stronger!!!!
Workout of the Day: HIT IT FROM THE BACK!!!
Complete 2 sets of 15 for a STRONG Back!!!
- T Bar Rows
- Deadlifts with a Calf Raise
- Bulgarian Split Squats
- 1 arm-dumbell rows
- Upright Rows
Then I decided I wanted to do a booty workout too!
Complete 2 sets of 25!!!
- Leg Lifts
- Donkey Kicks
- Leg Pulses
- Fire Hydrants
- 50 Butt Bridges
Make sure that you spend some quality time stretching afterwards and drink lots of water!
Today’s Word of the Day is:
- swiftness; speed
I feel like I put in a good day’s work! It wasn’t easy to push through and workout when I really didn’t want to, but I am glad that I did. I don’t want to burn out, but I also don’t want to get tangled into a web pattern of excuses. I have done that before and I wasn’t too impressed with the results. This time, I am trying new things and doing things differently.
What are small changes you have made that have improved the quality of your life? Comment below to share your ideas! I would love to hear them.
Have a wonderful night, my Dear Darling Friends!
Love, Joy, and blessings Always,