Workout and Word of the Day #2

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

It’s nice to see you here again. I love the way that I can visit my blog heavy hearted then jot some thoughts and ideas down then walk away even better than I was found. That’s the magic of expression.

It really has been an entire week since I last did a workout. I continued to do my daily runs and I fear that I may have to take a break from that too for a little while…

I am still learning how to listen to my body, mind, heart, and emotions and connect them. Tbh, it often feels like a battle because I must have been in cruel dictator or some kind of perfectionist control freak in my past life because I sure say some mean and shameful things to myself. And so much of it is unnecessary and just a bad habit.

I seem to be obsessed with progress and getting results and these last 2 weeks my progress has been tiny tiptoes (nearly imperceivable) rather than the steps and strides that I want to see. How quickly I forget that it took me a long time to get to where I am right here and now.

I took a deliberate break from workouts because I got burned out and was pushing myself a little too hard. Monday was super stressful and I managed to go for my run, but didn’t do a workout.

Yesterday I decided that I was ready to begin again.

Workout of the day: Lower body

Lose Muffin-top fat | Lilly Sabri

I really enjoyed this core workout. It had been awhile and these exercises helped me to ease back into it while challenging me. Last week I tried starting Lilly’s New Year challenge, but the hiit movements were too much for my sore foot. For now, I will pick and choose specific videos then someday I will reattempt a challenge.

Intense Lower Body Workout | Vicky Justiz

I keep coming back to Vicky Justiz’s challenges. For one she has an amazing fb group with the most supportive and encouraging group of girls ever! Also, she is so down to earth and her workouts are fun. I really enjoyed this and I think I am going to do her entire 21 day Quarantine Challenge. This challenge is free and requires no equipment. You should do it with me!


Word of the day:

pedant– noun

  1. One who is unimaginative or who unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge.
  2. One who makes a show of knowledge.
  3. A formalist or precisionist in teaching.

Thank you for joining me for another workout and word of the day! Yesterday I realized that after 2 weeks of trying, fasted cardio doesn’t work well for me right now. It could change because I loved the way it made me feel. I felt so energetic and charged afterwards, but I would need to do more preparation for it to really work well.

The idea was that I would run fasted 1st thing in the morning after my coffee then have breakfast, work then come back later for a workout. The problem was that I didn’t have a meal prepared after the run and was often hangry. Later in the day, I felt super unmotivated to workout more so it just didn’t always happen. Under the right circumstances it could work, but for now it doesn’t.

I used to eat breakfast first then a few hours later do my workout followed by a run. I think it works well for me to get it done all at once. So for now I am going back to this.

I am a little disappointed because the top of my right foot still hurts. I may need to take a break from running to heal, but I don’t want to lose my progress or gain weight. What are your favorite alternatives to running? Please comment below to share.

I hope you will have a lovely Tuesday!

❤ Alana

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