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GET OFF MY ASS AND GET HEALTHY (WEEK TWENTY-TWO, DAY THREE)

Week Twenty-Two, Day Three

I've skipped weeks of blogging though not so much skipping working out. The time has finally come (and to be honest, I didn't think I'd last even THIS long) to make a decision. 

So this is my final workout post in this series. I may occasionally do updates - but my time has become so limited (and who is reading anyway... are YOU!?) that I have to focus on the things on my priority list. 

Working out is still at the top. And I've come a long way. Even though I've been working out for almost six months and have only lost 15lbs - I realized that it's the long-term progress I'm most proud of. The fact that I have weeks where I gain a pound or I don't lose anything that I still get up and I still go to the gym. I still sweat and work hard because I believe it's making a difference to my overall health. To my mental health. And as busy authors - I think we underestimate how important our mental health is. I'm trying to use working out as a way to think through plot problems, relieve stress. Channel my negative energy into something positive. 

So, yes, I haven't lost as much weight as I've hoped, but I've gained so much more. And as long as I continue down this path - I think it will come. I think the hard work will pay off in the end. 

Plus, I fit into a few pairs of old pants, I bought a new swimming suit that fits me and my double chin is almost gone.

I call that a win. If you've been reading - thanks for hanging out and reading about my journey. I hope it was at least entertaining if not a little bit inspiring. 

<3

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GET OFF MY ASS AND GET HEALTHY (WEEK SEVENTEEN, DAY THREE)

Week Seventeen, Day Three

So... things have been quiet around here, yeah? I know. I feel bad about it. But the good news is that it doesn't mean I've stopped working out. It just means I've been so insanely busy - that blogging about my workout adventures (because honestly, who is reading/listening anyway?) has not been a priority.

And to be completely honest - I've been stressed. To the max. Like more so than ever. And it's affecting pretty much anything I have left resembling a personal life. So of course, even though I've been working out. Even though I've been eating fairly well.

The stress is not helping the weight loss. It's as if I gain/lose the same damn 2 lbs. Down and up, down and up. After three weeks of a shitty schedule (up late some nights, early to bed others, tossing and turning) - I'm hoping getting that under control will help a bit more. We'll see. 

But this is just a check in saying that I'm ALIVE! I didn't quit (well working out that is!). I will do what I can with the time I have - but was I foolish to think that blogging about working out was going to change anyone's lives? Including my own? 

Musings on a Sunday after a workout. Adrenaline is working at least. 

Onward!

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GET OFF MY ASS AND GET HEALTHY (WEEK FIFTEEN, DAY THREE)

Week Fifteen, Day Three

Booyah! Three days in a row in the books. I don't think we've done that in a long time, if ever. It felt good. My legs and arms burn and I'm exhausted but it was worth it. Day off tomorrow and back at it on Tuesday. I'm hoping for another big loss this week and will try to make it happen. But I also have a big work week ahead - so we'll see. 

Nothing says Valentine's Day like sweating with your significant other <3

Short and sweet today - here's to kicking ass!

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GET OFF MY ASS AND GET HEALTHY (WEEK FIFTEEN, DAY TWO)

Week Fifteen, Day Two

Wahoo, another day of going hard at the gym. We usually take a day between workout sessions or if we do back to back sessions, we do cardio one day and strength training the other. But since we've been trying a new workout regimen, we did both strength and cardio. My arms and legs burned from yesterday's workout - but I worked through it and was happy that I still put in some good work.

And then I stepped on the scale and was rewarded - 2lbs down. Wahoo! I still have a long ways to go to reach my goal, but I'm only 4lbs away from my first goal - 15lbs lost. 

We're planning to go tomorrow and hoping I can go just as hard then as I have the last two days.

Onward!

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GET OFF MY ASS AND GET HEALTHY (WEEK FIFTEEN, DAY ONE)

Week Fifteen, Day One

So... this week has been a little screwed up. Our plans were derailed when my husband got sick and couldn't really work out due to be so weak and fatigued. Which ended up being okay, because my work life was outrageous this week. Staying up and working until 2am and then turning around and getting up at 7am wasn't ideal for working out. Well, not really ideal for life lol. 

But we got back on track this morning and I was surprised by how hard I pushed myself. Even though we didn't work out - we were trying really hard to stay on track with the calorie counting aspect. So I wanted to jumpstart whatever I could. 

I felt good about the workout and I think it helped a bit with the anxiety and stress that I'd been dealing with this week. We're going to try to go tomorrow and Sunday - if we can do that - it will make up for the lost time we lost at the beginning of the week. 

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