Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
Are you enjoying November so far?!?! There’s something refreshing about a brand new month. Yesterday I had a long commute with my boyfriend and then I had to hit the books (or keys, rather) as soon as we got home. So I didn’t workout yesterday. I was a little bummed about it because I love to streak, but that’s okay… Life Happens.
I made sure that I didn’t skip my workout today! Yesterday on our drive home, my boyfriend gave me some inspirational advice to keep me motivated in school. I have decided that it is time for me to raise the bar and push myself more, academically. At the beginning of the quarter I let my anxiety and fears get the best of me and I missed some classes and I fell behind. Even now, I am still playing catch-up.
I get stuck in “fight-or-flight” then I break out in a sweat and panic… My mind goes blank and it just gets ugly. It is uncomfortable and embarrassing. Despite these discomforts, I have decided to push myself a little more. I think I have been a little too soft and have been too passive. It is time for me to grow a backbone and make it a point to learn.
Today was an uncomfortable victory. I forced myself to go to class and when we dispersed to go to lab. I forced myself to go to lab even though I was uncomfortable with being behind… And it ended up being better than I thought!
I was in a weird mood by the time I got home. Feeling insecure and inadequate. At that point I took my puppy Ruby for a nice evening walk and that helped me feel better.
Workout of the Day: Kettle-bell Sculptor + Blogilates Abs!!!
I started with a 30 minute Kettle-bell Dvd from the library. It was challenging, but I kept reminding myself that “I am strong” and it became empowering to push through the exercises.
I felt pretty winded after that 1st workout, but I wanted to get in some Pilates too. This was a fun Snowbunny Workout with Cassey!
Clapper Song Challenge! I like the song challenges because they give us an opportunity to focus on a single move and feel the burn!
Here is the Ultimate 2016 AB Workout! I think this is my favorite ab workout. It is full of variety and fun! Definitely give it a try! You’ll ❤ it!!!
I think that my more sedentary life causes pain in my lower back. I started doing an oblique workout, but decided to listen to my body and stop. I think the twisting is a little too much at this point. So I finished strongly with this 8 minute burner!!!
Word of the Day:
- a steplike arrangement (as of troops or airplanes)
- one of a series of levels or grades in an organization or field of activity
- a group of individuals at a particular level or grade in an organization
Thank you for joining me for tonight’s “Workout and Word of the Day” I hope you enjoyed it! What are your goals for November? Are you ready for the holiday season to begin! I know that I am! I LOVE this time of year.
Good night my Dear Darling Friends!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,