Nothing like a new pair of goggles to make you realize you’ve been blindly swimming through grimy waters.
Progress. It’s Monday. I made some great tofu tacos for lunch today. They were great. And I just made a quinoa salad with cukes, mint, parsley, and avocados for lunch tomorrow.
I also had a stellar workout at the gym. Ran longer and faster without stopping than I ever have. I made it nearly to a mile (no, I cannot run a mile straight yet. Don’t judge!!). Then, I did a great shoulders and arms workout.
I FEEL GREAT, GUYS.
I tried some thing I’ve never tried before at the gym the past two nights. Monday night, I attempted some ab moves with a balance ball. A little shakey, but I’m really trying to work on my core balance, so it was definitely beneficial.
Last night, I did some push ups with my feet up on the balance ball. Good god, it’s hard. Next is to try with my feet on the ball, and my hands on a bosu. Wish me luck on that one.
Feeling good! I have a recent goal of getting into mermaid pose. As we all know, I lack all flexibility and stability. I’m finding that the hardest part is balancing myself, and the second hardest is bending my back/opening my chest like that. I got pretty close last night on one side.
Practice makes perfect.
So last week was pretty rough. It was my brother’s birthday and I threw him a surprise party, and I was also on vacation from wed-fri, and I was sick. So I went to the gym only 3 times & ate a ton and drank a ton.
I weighed myself this morning, and my weight is at one of it’s lowest, but I look bloated and icky.
This is why people need to stop weighing themselves and taking it so seriously. Why don’t you just go by how you look and feel? The last time I woke up & thought, “wow, I am really making progress,” I weighed 155, and today I was 151. It’s a pretty useless number.
Anyway, gain some confidence. The scale is your enemy. That is all.
As I opt for the elliptical next to the mirror, I am watching myself intently (self love, okay?). I’m noticing every time I turn my head to see myself that I’m totally hunching my upper back.
Good thing I can watch myself to fix that…..
On a shore vacay with my girl Liz. Goals: come back tan and trim.
Well, day 1 and the trim part may be out the window. It rained until 2pm, so we did have a stellar leg day to kill time. And we did get some sun in the 4-7 shift. Not bad.
However, we ate a box of Cheez-Its, a ton of twizzlers, stuffed fish, decadent desserts, and a lot of mini Reese’s.
But hey, it’s vacation. Gotta be happy.
Today: cardio, scrambled eggs, pool, & facials.
Gyno during exam: Relax your tummy. You’re flexing.
Me: Nah, I just have a natural six pack.
Gyno: **eyeroll** really? Now’s the time you make jokes?
God, I think I’m hilarious.
You know, it’s great to say that you work on your body for you & not to care what others think, but when people start noticing and giving you compliments, my god does it feel good.
Today and last night, people couldn’t say enough about how great I look. And hey, I’m gonna toot my own horn, I DO look good!
Thanks, y’all. Made my weekend. 💜