Workout and Word of the Day #55

My heart is hurting right now, but I am doing my best to stick with my routine.  I have been feeling sad and emotionally drained this week and I think I need to shake things up a bit.  Yesterday I felt so depressed and thought that I was going to end up in bed around 6 pm.  Thankfully I went outside for a walk and it helped.

I am thinking about going for a walk right now, but it is around 99 degrees so I think I will stay indoors with my cats and the cool air conditioned house.  I know I should start spring cleaning, but I barely feel like I can move.  Dealing with grief is heavy…

Today’s Workout is: Legs & Back + Core

  • DB Hip Thrust (pause method) 3 x 10
  • DB High Step-up 3 x 8
  • Squat & Press 3 x 10
  • Side Lying Hip Raise 1 x 15

exercise | 4 x 10

  • 1 arm DB row 4 x 10

Superset | 3 x 10

  • 10 reverse trap incline press
  • 10 cross body single arm wide row

Superset | 3 x 10

  • 10 reverse fly
  • 10 rotating bent over row

Burnout Complex | 3 x 10

  • 10 Wide Bicep Curls
  • 10 Front Bicep Curls
  • 10 Hammer Curls

4 x 50 Leg Presses

Medicine Ball Core:

  • 10 in-n-outs
  • 10 toe touches
  • 10 leg lifts
  • 10 side to side crunches

I only did one set of my core workout and then I decided to foam roll.  I have noticed lately that I am not fully present during my workouts and I have a tendency to just want to get through.  I think that is normal.  Luckily, I will be starting a new workout cycle soon.  I really want to continue enjoying these workouts.

Today’s Word of the Day is:

apotropaic– adjective

  1. Designed to avert evil.

Thanks for joining me for another workout and word of the day.  I am doing my best to stave off depression.  I think I will do laundry then try to get lost in a good book.  I have been avoiding yoga and I think this would probably be a good time for me to start practicing again.

How do you deal with grief and depression when it hits?  Please comment below to share.

❤ Alana

2 thoughts on “Workout and Word of the Day #55

  1. I love your realness – because we’ve all felt this way at one point or another. The important thing is that you kept going. Keep fighting the good fight! I have absolutely gone to bed at 6pm before or even (gasp) even eaten a pint of ice cream at like midnight in the most cliche way. But we wake up, and we try again. Maybe “shaking things up” would help a lot, because I struggle with being ‘present’ in my workouts too, trying something different always help.

    Keep on inspiring!

    1. Hi Kay! Thanks so much for reading, following me, and your kind / encouraging words! Fitness and finding our best selves is definitely a journey and work in progress. Sometimes life gets messy and we get off track, but the main thing is that we always come back!

      Yes, I think I will shake things up this week. I am looking forward to following you on your journey too!

      ❤ Alana

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