Day 20 /100 (Another slip up)

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.

Day 19/ 100

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.

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Day 18 / 100

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.

Day 17/100

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.

mmm jelly.

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Day 16/100 (The First Slip up)

So 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.

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Day 15/100

Today I worked again so I managed to work a longer yoga session before driving into work.

This was a great benefit since being a New Driver I’m experiencing a bit of anxiety still but the meditation and relaxation of yoga allows me to clear my head and enter the car a lot more calmly!

The healthy habit of water was accomplished today and although my stomach was still bothering me. Jeremy and I managed to have a semi healthy dinner while watching Netflix.

I’m hoping my stomach and nerves settle soon since it’s getting to be a bit of nuisance.

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Day 14/100 (Working for the Weekend)

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.

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Day 13/100

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.

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Day 12/100

Today was a Personal Training day with Hailee. It’s 50 minutes of strength training…and getting my butt kicked

Also happy note I DROVE TO THE GYM AND IT WAS SO LIBERATING. Also I parked faraway so I would walk more.

My favourite machine at the gym is the rowing machine. First off I feel like Kevin Spacey in House of Cards whenever it gets intense. Second it’s a great way to warm up without a treadmill or biking

Treadmill running is rather hard for me but a nice option. I must admit I always feel like a cartoon character waiting to fall flat on my face. and yet I run outside like no problem.

Today was the start of a new program. So besides our usual squat training we did some work on my triceps which is awesome..because I have no arm muscle. Even at my fittess with Tae Kwon Do in High School Push ups were still a challenge.

Healthy Habit 1

I drank SO MUCH water today. LIKE RIDICULOUSLY so much water . And feel so great for it.

Healthy Habit 2 

Managed to avoid snacking late and ate 3 square meals with small snacks. So success!

Feeling positive, feeling motivated. Just overall feeling great

I will admit I’m feeling anxious given my new found freedom with my licence but I know this will pass with time. For that I am grateful

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