That sentence probably runs through my head at any given time on any given day because zzzzzzzzzzzz and also DEADLINE.
But that's not what I'm here to discuss. I want to talk about fitness.
I know, I know. I'm vaguely dorky in a whole new way. But I can't help it. I am really, really enjoying what I'm doing.
I am the type of person who needs a program, I've discovered. I can run regularly and do a bit of weight training, but nothing has worked and I haven't really stuck with anything because BORING and also I WOULD LIKE TO SEE RESULTS.
I recently discovered the 21 Day Fix. I'd heard about it before, either from a blog post or pinterest recipe or the like. But I didn't delve any further for whatever reason, until last month. I spoke with a friend who was really involved in the Team Beachbody programs, and she seemed just as excited as I am now. So I joined. And I get it.
(Excuse me while I gush a bit.)
I like that I have a 30 minute exercise program first thing in the morning. I like that they are different each day of the week. I like that I can double up on the exercises after awhile. I like that there are modifications built into the exercises so I don't feel quite as bad if I can't do something as well as these people who workout for a living.
I also really, really love the shakeology because it is delicious.
I like that I did a full minute forearm plank for the first time in my life this morning. I like that I can feel and see new muscle definition.
I feel like I'm getting somewhere, and when that happens I am even more motivated to keep going. So many times I've started focusing on fitness super hard and dedicated, with little results. And I get sad and mad and say FINE! SCREW THIS it's not worth it if I'm not going to be where I want to be.
But this one is working, guys.
This is my second time on the program. I finished the first one the end of September, then took a week off for my kids' fall break and camping and beer drinking.
I started back this past Monday and it huuuurrrrrtt. I was so sore, but I loved it because I WAS DOING SOMETHING.
I'm really hoping to move on to something a bit tougher after this. Body Beast? Maybe? I haven't decided because it depends on where I am once I'm done with this program.
I even signed up to be a Beachbody coach because I feel so strongly about all of this. So if you're interested at all let me know and I can hook you up with info and encouragement and challenge packs and whatnot.
I also incorporated running because apparently I am training for the Kentucky Derby Mini-Marathon.
Chris has been really pushing for this because the race is right around our 10 year wedding anniversary and, I admit, it's kind of a cool way to celebrate. Plus he knows that it is something I want to do for myself to show that I can.
I am terrified. I am not a good runner at all, but I hope that by giving myself enough time and actually following a training schedule I can do it.
(FINGERS CROSSED, OMG)
|LOOK AT THAT GIANT MUSCLE, YOU GUYS!|