I didn’t finish the Beginner’s Calendar before December because I took a couple days off for my birthday. I decided I’d rather start December on time than finish the other.
I’m not starting the actual New Body Makeover til January because I didn’t get to food shop in time for December 1st.
Wow, saying it like that makes me feel bad. I’m still doing the workouts and eating as best I can with what I have, just putting of the official 100% start date to the 2nd option.
I got a little caught up in all of the goings on, so I missed some posts. I’ll do an update later tonight.
Today’s workouts were challenging, but I’m getting stronger! I can feel some things getting easier.
I need to go to the doctor to have my lower spine checked out. I’ve had a lot of back pain for years, but I’ve just lived with it. Now that I’ve been putting pressure on it I’ve noticed that there are some moves I can’t do. (Some moves I can’t do because I’m a 42F/G and I just can’t get around ‘em!)
Time to make dinner for my kids. More tomorrow!
My daughter has been getting up crazy early every morning because she’s soaking through her diapers. This morning was no different. Unfortunately I had to be up early to go with my sister-in-law to scout a wedding venue, so I missed out on some extra sleep. Just to illustrate how much this was not my morning, when I called my SIL to get an idea of when she would be picking me up, it turns out the appointment was rescheduled to 2 hours later… I was completely ready to go expecting to leave within 15 minutes. It was no big deal, it’s not like I had anything else planned, but I would’ve done my workout during all that time I used to get ready if I had known.
Basically, it’s been a really long day, it is literally freezing here, and I’m going to take a day instead of shivering through a workout this late at night. Back at it tomorrow!
My signed calendar days, a view of my workout screen & what the kids were watching, my fresh pedi.
Blew through Day 6. Day 7 was a Rest Day. Plus we had errands to run and visited the in-laws, so by the time I got home I didn’t feel like trying to fit in another workout.
Today will be Days 8 & 9. I’ve already done the Wake Up parts. My husband let me sleep again this morning, so I’m being a little lazy.
I’ll try to update again later.
The workouts weren’t taking very long, I was just sitting around all day doing nothing, and I felt like I needed to challenge myself a little more. So I’m pretty sore and tired, but I feel good about it. We’ll see how I hold up.
Today we ended up running all over town to get license plates transferred from our broken-down car to our at-least-it’s-running car. That took so much more time and effort than it should have! We had already been there 3 times and gotten different instructions, lists of required paperwork, and cost estimates each time. We’ve run into that same problem so many times around here! Everyone seems to be confused by simple questions, rude, reckless, and completely unable to function on a basic professional/courteous level. And the fact that there was some family crap involved in the process just brought it to a whole new level. Thankfully that shit is now done.
Just tried to update with pics and I’m struggling with getting the pictures posted. The WP app hates me, I have 2 separate Instagram accounts and for whatever reason my new account isn’t transferring photos when I sync, and downloading them onto my computer via email is failing. This is not my day (outside of the workouts). I’ll try again after I’ve stopped being frustrated.
After a long night of texts about family secrets, children in and out of bed, and sore muscles, I was not ready for working out this morning.
The first task on my list was so painful that I barely got through it. My form was terrible. I did it, but it wasn’t pretty.
My sister-in-law had figured out a secret she wanted to talk to me about last night and had more to say to me today, so I put off my workout til the evening to give me time to pick up and relax for a minute first. Turns out she wanted me to be her bridesmaid as well as talking over the family stuff!
I did my workout while the kids ate dinner. I had to do the same task I had done this morning as part of my workout – it was actually a breeze! I was pretty jazzed about that. I got through it all much easier than I had the days before. Yay progress!
My brain is fried and I think it’s time for bed. ‘Night!
I finished the first two days of the Blogilates 4 Week Beginners Calendar. Can I just say, OUCH! I’m sore. I’m so out of shape right now and I lost all of that progress I had made last winter/spring. I’m not letting that stop me like I did when I tried to start back up this summer. No more excuses. I have very specific things I have to do every day, I have half a dozen ways to keep myself accountable, and my husband is even asking me about the 12 week program coming up – so I really can’t stop!
My kids really get a kick out of watching me exercise, too. My son tries to join in, but he’s only 4 years old, so it’s more hilarious than beneficial. (To his credit, he does a decent push up). The kids being interested in my workouts and wanting to do them with me is a good motivator. Part of this getting healthy thing is so that they will develop healthy habits as well. I really don’t want to fail in front of my kids, have them be embarrassed by me, or teach them to be lazy.
It’s time for me to make dinner, so I will post up my accountability pics later.
I finally found a theme I can live with, so that has been slapped on here. Yay! Most free themes are ugly and I am (as you can imagine) too lazy to do the legwork required to customize one for myself. I used to do all of that customization with the color code charts and Photobucket accounts full of graphics when I had a livejournal… I haven’t got that kind of time anymore.
I ordered the Blogilates Fit Journal this morning to start off my 12 week journey right. Printed out the 4 week Beginner’s Calendar to get me going – that’ll be done after the kids go to bed.
I have bills to pay and cleaning to do. The kids are hungry again.
This is as much a list as an update….