Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
I started writing this post about last night’s workout this morning, but it turned out that I had a lot more on my mind and heart to write about than just the workout. It had been a week since I had done a dedicated workout and by the end of it I was in tears. The short version is that I felt frustrated and disappointed in myself because I felt like I had not made much progress fitness-wise since last summer.
Yesterday’s Workout of the Day: Dance + Barre + Glute Challenge
Full Body Dance Workout:
I really enjoy Keaira’s workouts. She has such great energy and I am always happier when I am dancing. Lately I have been very critical of my own dancing because I feel flimsy, out of rhythm, and out of practice. It is okay. I will just keep moving 🙂
Day #4 Mermaid Front Raise | 100 Glutes Challenge:
Even though I missed 7 full days, I decided to just pick up right where I left off. I love how elegant this move is. I noticed that my feet are weak right now and it is challenging for me to hold a pointed toe. It is something for me to work on.
45 Minute Barre Workout that Fuses Cardio + Toning:
This really was a lovely workout, but I could hardly enjoy it because I was so hard on myself and way too critical. I think this was the one that lead me to tears because I noticed that I have lost flexibility from being so sedentary these past 4 months.
Word of the Day:
- unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless.
It is startling how much a sedentary lifestyle impacts the body. This morning I woke up with a sore knee and ankle and I think it is because I sit so much. Thankfully, I am taking action to reverse these feelings. Today we went for a nice walk (2.75 miles) I am also going to do a workout after I finish writing this post.
I also think that this is probably a good time for me to shift to morning workouts so that I get them done before I do other things. I am not sure how soon this will take affect, but it is on the horizon!