Workout and Word of the Day #28

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I’m back and I am committing to daily workouts!  Even on those days that are supposed to be rest days; I want to do active rest.  Why is it so easy to resume the bad habits and more challenging to do the things that are good for us?  By this, I mean that I know that yoga and meditation are great for me, but I feel so much hesitation and such a strong desire to “start on Monday.”  But in that same breath I can easily say, “pass me the chocolate!”

I blame the pain.  Those little aches and pains.  Emotional pain, sadness, and depression.  The fear of just getting started.  That discomfort of saying no to the whole box of chocolates.  These are all pieces of the journey and I am glad that I am going through it because going through it also implies getting through it.  I do have to say that nothing makes me feel better than movement.

Today’s Workout is: Back and Biceps!

5 Minute Warm-up / stretch:

40 Minute Back and Bicep Workout:

This is an excellent muscle-building upper body workout!  I love their use of supersets and drop sets.  I felt strong and was really able to challenge myself throughout this workout.  I am proud of the fact that my biceps are even stronger than they were a year ago when I was going to the gym everyday and consistently pumping iron.  I still couldn’t use the weight that I used today for my dumbbell curls!


Word of the Day:

bludgeon– noun / verb

  1. (noun) A short, heavy club with one end weighted, or thicker and heavier than the other.
  2. (verb used with object) To strike or knock down with a bludgeon.
  3. to force into something; coerce, bully.

I know that I would not want to be on the receiving end of a bludgeon.  Lately, my life has been feeling very… Marshmellow-y and by this I mean soft, cushy, fluffy, and gooey.  I think I needed some time to marshmallow around.  While I enjoy visiting with friends and family, I am still an introvert and I need time to recharge my batteries.  My partner and I always talk about how we can really only stand each other for long and extended periods of time.  Thank goodness for that 🙂

I am looking forward to adding a little more structure to my life in the coming days.  Or at least some scaffolding for support 😉

What have you been up to lately?  I would love to catch up!

❤ Alana

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