I’m finally at a point where I’m not worried about weight loss or body image goals. I’m focused on fitness goals.
• Run my fastest mile
• Run more than a mile
• Touch my toes (shh. I know this is silly)
• Get into mermaid pose
I know I can do all of these things. I used to just say, “I’m lot flexible, I can’t do that!” Or, “I’m a swimmer, I’m not meant to run!” But here I am, making huge progress because all I did was try!
I had such a weird week of eating. I ate so disgustingly. Tomorrow, I have no plans so I intend to hit the grocery store. I want to eat well all weekend so I can start Monday feeling better.
I’m also craving oatmeal.
Sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day is really taking a toll on my body. Every time I move, there’s a pop here, a pop there. I feel like i’m 75, not 25.
I know I should stretch more at my desk throughout the day, but I honestly feel like I can’t be bothered. I go to the gym every day and I stretch after every workout. As I’m gaining flexibility, I’m recognizing my weakest area: my hips.
They are so tight, most likely from sitting cross legged all day. The below stretches really help in opening up the hips to make every day a little more comfortable. Hey, maybe someday I won’t hear something pop every time i adjust my toosh.
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 want grilled chicken.
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.