Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
Happy Hump Day!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I might have made a mistake… My bf and I have been going to Boston Harbor nearly everyday for the smoked salmon sandwiches and the breathtakingly beautiful view of the harbor. I knew that sundress season would be ending soon so I decided to wear a sundress.
I have had my ups and downs with body image, but thanks to my consistency in workout out, more ups than downs. I put on my favorite sundress and noticed that it is still a little snug, but I decided to wear it anyways. I figured it could help me keep track of my progress.
Initially, I felt fairly bold and was going to wear it without the shawl, but I am glad I decided to wear that shawl this time around… When I saw this pic, I felt a little discouraged because it looks snug and my shoulders look so broad. I found myself worrying that maybe I am not making any progress at all…
The dress used to fit with ease and I always felt so strong, fit, and confident… I also need to remember that throughout those times I was greatly restricting my calories, existing off of protein shakes and teaching swimming lessons for hours everyday. I was also single and wanting to make a good impression… Long story short, I was hungry and it showed in my figure in a good way.
I want to get back to that point of feeling strong, sexxy, and confident… Without spending a fortune (on training) and without starving myself. I also want to stop “letting myself go.” Not just for appearances and vanity, but for my health and quality of life. I am worried about getting metabolic disease and all the complications that go with it. If I continue “letting myself go” then I will continue down that road of suffering.
I don’t exactly know what I am doing when it comes to working out, but I am going to keep on trying until I figure it out!!!
Workout of the Day: HASfit Day #2 + Tae Bo!!!
Always remember to warm-up and ease into your workouts gently:
HASfit 20 minute Strength Training: This workout may only be 20 minutes long, but it sure is effective!!! Grab a pair of weights and get ready to WORK!!!
Billy Blanks Tae Bo EXTREME: I think I need to up my cardio to burn more fat, but I don’t feel ready to start running YET. Kickboxing always kicks my butt so I decided to give Tae Bo a try. I was pleasantly surprised!!!
Word of the Day:
- Exceptionally early in development or occurrence.
- Exhibiting mature qualities at an unusually early age.
Now that bikini season is coming to a close, I think it is a good time for us to renew our “motivation vows.” It is almost sweater season and a definite advantage is that the sweaters and the leggings can hide a variety of sins in many flavors, but we don’t have to commit too many sins, right?!?!
My biggest goal is to reverse any metabolic damage that has taken place in my body. I want to prevent debilitating diseases and to live my life vibrantly and enthusiastically!!! How are you going to stay motivated throughout the sweater season? Comment below! I would love to hear all about it!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo