Workout and Word of the Day #35


I think that I have hit another slump, but it has a different feel to it…  It feels like I have a bigger appetite and less motivation.  I have also realized that potty-training my puppy was much easier when I was at home more often and my workouts at the gym pull me away from home…  Maybe in the future I will start doing some at-home workouts.

In addition, I am a little discouraged because I am not as proficient as I would like to be with computers yet, but I also have been pulled in lots of directions.  Still trying to find my balance.  I know that there are phenomenal people out there who can do it all and balance school, work, family, life, workouts, and relationships.  I really want to be one of those people.  I know that I need to change my habits.

After work, all I want to do is come home and decompress/crash on the couch and watch netflix and feast on ice cream sandwiches…  And I will be the 1st to admit that I have done exactly that on more than one occasion.

I really don’t like this “quarter-life crisis” business that keeps creeping up in my life.  Just a feeling of inadequacy and that I should be more accomplished than I am.  I had a breakthrough moment today as I was walking on the treadmill…  These past few months I have been feeling like the fact that I am an adult is news to me.  Where did that thought pattern even come from, and WHERE HAVE I BEEN?!?!?!

Then I realized that for the past at least 6 years, I have consistently worked in aquatics and in many ways it is a good 1st job for teenagers.  I obviously had much more responsibility than most of the other employees, but a majority of my colleagues were under 19.  Much of my subconscious focus has been on blending in and being young.  A lot of people usually think that I am 21 or 22 and I have always taken that as a compliment.  Or maybe it was just embarrassment that I am nearly 30 and still don’t have a grown-up job/career.  I think that it is a fact that we become like the people that we surround ourselves with.

That was a breakthrough for me.  No wonder it has been hard for me to feel like a full-grown adult.  I have been around teenagers and my bosses at the time mainly worked with teenagers.  It was a job and it helped me to pay my rent and get by.

Now I need to learn how to be an adult and get excited about my future.  I am glad that I had those realizations today.  Because I can do something about it.

All that talk about being lazy…  After work I wanted to go home and veg, but instead, I went to the gym and walked on the treadmill at an incline for 53 minutes then ran for 7.  It felt really good –minus the fact that I chose to wear shorts today and they felt a little too short for comfort and my legs were rubbing :).  Oh well, I got through it!

Then I went home to relax and study then went back for a bootcamp  class.  I will try to record what I remember here goes!

Workout of the Day: Bootcamp Circuit

  1. Side Step-ups
  2. Step-ups
  3. Lateral agility ladder steps
  4. Rear Lunge and Row
  5. Forward Lunge and Row
  6. Bent over Row
  7. Tricep Dips
  8. Tire Flips with a burpee
  9. Sled Push with tire
  10. Bosu Squats
  11. Bosu Bridge
  12. Bar Squat with overhead press

We did each exercise for a minute and between each circuit we did random exercises out of the following list.

  1. Crunches
  2. Flutter-kicks
  3. Heel Touches
  4. Push-ups
  5. One-legged push ups
  6. Dive Bombers
  7. Diamond push-ups
  8. Bicycles

This was a killer workout that was fun and full of so much variety!!!  Give it a try and mix and match exercises.  You will not be disappointed!!!!  This was such an empowering workout and I worked up a good sweat!

After the workout I decided to bike on the Recumbent Stationary bike for 20 minutes.

Word of the Day:

a capella-adverb or adjective

  1. without instrumental accompaniment.

I never regret my workouts once their done!  I am going to gnaw on that for awhile because it is good food for thought.  I am still having cravings and my nutrition is not as clean as it once was, but it is all a work in progress.

I really don’t like being in this weird space that I am and I especially dislike feeling inadequate, but I am just going to keep going.  No matter how tough it gets and how down I feel.  I don’t have to allow myself to marinate in these negative thoughts and feelings.  I want to rise above it all.

Goodnight my Dear Darling Friends!  I hope you are doing well wherever you are.

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

Alana Xoxoxo


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