This was a fun day because it was Progress Picture day and I could actually see a difference. in 8 days. I don't know about y'all but I find that crap nearly unbelievable.. lol. If you want to peep my pics, you can go back one entry. :)
So day 8 was kind of fun.. because I was off of work, and the rest of family was at work or school. I will be honest and say that as social as I like to be, and as open as I am with my life, I still like my alone time..
Anyway, this is the first day of "doubles." That means instead of just one workout in the program you do one longer one, and another shorter one. This day was MMA Shred and Core Kinetics. MMA shred is 37 minutes, and Core Kinetics is 16 min.
I had decided I was going to get my workout in early, so I could be done with it and have the rest of my day to do whatever i wanted. (don't get too excited, my most "fun" thing was grocery shopping. ;) ). Anyway, I did MMA Shred, which is one of the kicking/punching/more cardio workouts and then popped in Core Kinetics. About 3 minutes into that one, I turned that nonsense OFF and got in the shower.. lol! I was just TOO tired from the first one.
It's ok though, I got the shorter one in before bed. :)
Tuesday (Day 9)
I'm most proud of this day and I honestly didn't work THAT hard. I'm proud because as a nurse I work 12 hour shifts and on the days that I work, I usually don't work out. Why? Well, some days are HARD and I honestly do not have it in me at the end of the day. But guys, here's the thing, some days aren't. Some days are long, they are draining, but they aren't so bad that I cannot come home and press play. Yet, I was continually giving myself an out. A bullshit excuse. ;)
So this day I didn't. I have committed to doing this dang program as close to the way it's written as possible.. so when I didn't have a terribly exhausting workday.. I pressed play anyway. And it felt good!!
After however, I went off the meal plan a bit. Not by much, but it is what it is. I'm not perfect, I'm not a robot. Some days I want to eat.all.the.things. Thankfully, I've cheat proofed my house for the most part and the most damage I did was some organic tortilla chips and some dip made from greek yogurt. It was delish, and to be honest, I don't feel guilty at all. This is a lifestyle. And although I'm buckling down for 30 days.. I won't pretend that life won't happen a little during this time.
Wednesday (Day 10)
So tired today. So, so tired...
Did I mention I was tired?? lol..
But goals.. so I drank my Energize and got my booty off the couch, at like NOON. HA. and got. it. done.
It was a repeat of the double workout from Monday and today I was able to do the workouts back to back. Without dying, or puking. So NSV (non-scale victory ;) ) for this girl!!
Oh and I felt like a superhero after that!!
Thursday (Day 11)
This was the day I decided to take a day off. I worked 13+ hours this day and my body was sore and achy and I was tired. I decided that I had to listen to my body and take a rest day. I was ok with this since my nutrition was pretty good for the day and I felt I just needed a rest...
Friday (Day 12)
This workout was a struggle!!! Not because of my body.. I'm getting stronger!!! But because first off I wasn't in the mood. Sometimes I"m just not. THEN someone messed with the DVD player in the room I usually workout in. After some annoyed button pressing, I just moved to the living room. I"m thankful I have that option nowadays.
THEN the dog wanted in.. and got away from me so I had to chase her around the yard for 15 minutes in the middle of my workout.#wtfdog
BUTTTT. it got DONE! Then I was onto the other 48,000 things on my to do list for that day. Because this day was my daughter's 12th birthday. And she insisted I not have the kind of birthday party for her that *I* like best. The ones where we go to a place, her friends meet us there, I bring my credit card and a cake, and 2 hours later... it's a wrap!!
Yeah, no. That wasn't happening. Instead it was a sleepover that included 6 of her closest friends. Keep in mind, we had our other 2 girls here too. And my family came over for the party part before the sleepover. I think there were 15 kids or so here at one point. Oy.
It was fun and was fine.. besides the fact that the food was pizza, wings, chips and a candy "buffet." So this was the beginning of my downward slide this weekend.
Saturday (Day 13) /Sunday (Day 14)
I'm going to admit to you guys that this weekend was not good. Not good at all. I ate a bunch of crap, I lounged around the house Saturday. I was exhausted from lack of sleep, and probably from all the crap I had eaten.. and continued to eat.
By dinner Saturday, I fueled my body with some healthy food, but other than that. NOPE.
Sunday I worked all day.. and although I packed myself healthy food for the day, I had a slight case of the "fudge-its" and gave into eating some crap at work, and didn't work out.. But.. it is what it is and we are onto a new week! I am NOT going to let myself give up on this program. I will still take my "progress" pics tomorrow and I will just KEEP GOING.
I was feeling a bit down, because to be honest, wanted to go at this challenge that i'm doing full force..
But you know what, sometimes life doesn't work like that. THAT is why it is so important
* to create habits that will bring you back to where you want to be...
* to have goals and a deep seeded reason WHY you want to achieve them
*to understand that you can achieve your goals, even if it takes longer than you want to...
Oh and to surround yourself with awesome people that will support you, push you, comfort you, and give you a kick in the pants when you need it!!
If I can help be one of those people for you, reach out! Now onto getting my butt back on track! :)