I ended my day with an hour yoga session. I felt relaxed and felt like I released a lot of tension that I had been feeling . Not to mention my legs from skating appreciated as well.
I have some interesting workouts planned for the week and I’m really happy with my eating habits of lately. I haven’t been emotionally eating as I normally do. As well I can confidently tell you since I got my drivers licence I’ve been feeling a lot less pressure and stress surrounding that.
I also managed to finally get a good nights sleep. Which ultimately makes a huge difference
I’m looking forward to the week ahead.
It’s my last week off before I start a new temp job! Can’t wait to rock it
Today was a yoga day.
BUT I also did some ice skating!
Yes I took Jeremy’s adorable nephew Ice skating and I had intentions of taking photos but I was busy trying to teach him to stand up on the ice. I’d say we skated for about 35 minutes. A good chunk of the time I was either racing his nephew or pushing him on a chair….and believe me that’s a workout.
Ice skating was so much fun for me in high school, I can still see myself on a friday night with my friends and we would all get together and do the drop in free skate. In fact I’m pretty sure it’s in my long term goals/bucket list to formally try ice skating lessons since..although I can skate fairly well I wish I had more control for stopping and could do some different things while gliding on the ice.
Either way I felt the ice skating in my legs when I got home that night. But in a good way of course.
Also it’s hard not to feel pretty while on the ice
This was another day in which I did not do any excersise and for that I only have myself to blame. Although it was great that I ran yesterday and worked out with Hailee I feel I may have pushed myself too hard.
I woke up stiff and my head was killing me. So I spent my day hydrating a lot and taking it easy.
Like any workout regime it’s about planning and what I’ll make sure to do next time is to have an easier run. Hailee’s workouts are quite structured so that’s harder to alter but ultimately I can control what kind of running or cardio I can do if I am adamant about working out twice in a day.
Training day with Hailee .
We squatted. Pause squats , standard squats mixed in with some arm work. Hooray for pull ups.
I also went for a run today with Emilie. We did hill repeats. We broke Royal Oak up into 3 separate hills and repeated them 3 x. Making the 3rd repeat to go all out till to hurt. Needless to say I felt winded at the end…but hills overall make you a stronger runner! Activating different muscles, training to run harder as well was it’s great race prep . Emilie and I are running a few races together which I’m really looking forward to !
Hills are crucial to that but are substantially easier when you have a friend pushing beside you. I should also mention that it was raining hard…and dark when we did this making it all the harder to get our feet out the door but I’m grateful we accomplished it.
Not to mention I had a great water intake today and eating day . Minus a donut. SO CLOSE I’ll get better I promise.
Today was another yoga day . Followed by headaches and general discomfort. It also doesn’t help that I had a strange nights sleep. I’m hoping it will pass soon..since well I like sleeping . I also managed to go on a brisk walk today it felt good to be outside and getting some fresh air.
I’m enjoying the yoga routine and at some point plan to attempt to try and take photos of myself while holding poses.
Not sure how I’ll accomplish that but it’s in the works.
Trying to relax. Trying to focus. Water content is good…could have eaten better but it didn’t help that I wasn’t feeling great come dinner time. But that’s ok.
There’s always tomorrow.
Today was personal training with Hailee .
I can’t get over deadlifts and how much has form has changed. I really can feel all my muscles in my back activating and it seems like two seconds ago I was just training with the bar.
We also began doing pause deadlifts. This is where you use a lower weight , pull to your knee hold it for 3 seconds (Hailee counts this down) and then finish.
We all began doing good mornings in which you hold the bar on your back and try and move so that your back stays flat while your knees your slightly bent.
It’s hard to explain so I’ll see if I can find a step by step image of it. Or better yet get a photo of me doing it.
Either way…my arms feel like jelly today.
I had plans to run.
But turns out I wouldn’t do any exercise today. It’s the first day since I started my goals that I wasn’t active for 30 minutes.
I was initially mad that the day seemed to slip away from me but ultimately I wasn’t feeling a run or yoga or even a brisk walk. I knew this was bound to happen at some point in my challenge. We all feel this way at the start of the year when we set a workout goal and as soon as something goes wrong..we just give up instantly . Even most 100 day challenges encourage a rest day. But like anything my goal is to TRY and exercise everyday if I can. Life happens but if I can even hit 75 days out of 100 at this point…I’ll take it.
So going from here…it may happen again..but like anything I need to keep trying!
I’m happy to share however that I managed to avoid snacking late and drank water like it was going out of style.
I’m hoping for a better week ahead.
So recently my work has become on call which is fine but unfortunately this means I need to be VERY flexible at the last minute.
I worked today till only about 4 . So I did a short yoga workout before I left for work. This was good as I was trying to relax before driving. This was my first time driving to the northshore by myself since acquiring my licence so woo to that.
That being said I found my stomach bothering me all day again. And even though my dad and I went out for greek food I didn’t eat as much as I normally do.
I tried to make sure I was drinking water at least
Not my best day
Not my worst.
But here I am! Still trying to keep at it as best I can.
One of biggest challenges is my own mind. (The joys of mental health I promise to share more on here at some point but today is not that day)
I did my routine of yoga but yet that didn’t feel like enough but unfortunately the blerch that is my mind said I couldn’t be bothered and what was the point?
It’s not the worst day by far and my healthy habit of water was fine…but the other challenge today was eating. I barely ate today. Not because I didn’t want to but because my stomach was in knots and then I found myself feeling rather unwell even if I did eat.
This was a major discovery when I first began going to therapy for my anxiety. I had NO idea there was such physical symptoms (stomach pains and more things that I would not share with the internet but I’m sure you get what I’m implying) for the longest time I would blame it on my lactose intolerance. I’ve noticed this can last days as well. It’s not fun but it’s also why I’m so nutrition focused.
It’s also why I found myself sleeping unwell too..I really do need to make that a healthy habit at some point. Maybe for next week .
Until then I shall be trying to relax and getting my stomach to settle.