I woke up with an upset stomach and a headache, so no workout for me this morning; if I’m feeling better tonight I will bust one out, but for now I’m trying to be smart and listen to what my body is telling me.
And what it was saying was….”Don’t get out of bed.”
I am going to work, though; I love my boss and don’t want to inconvenience her by calling out last minute, PLUS I’m forever a broke ho and need the money. Can’t wait till I’m a rich ho instead! Wait, what?
My dad did T25 with me yesterday, and he took it more seriously this time, which made me happy.
This weekend I will actually be sitting down to put together a plan of attack to change some things in my life, because I don’t like how certain things are going and I can’t stand whining about things but not changing them. Don’t like it when others do it, definitely hate it when I do it myself. So I’ll be working on that.
Tonight is a friend’s birthday celebration, so it’ll be nice to hang out and get some friend time in; hopefully my stomach is feeling better by that time!
I’ve told a BUNCH of you this, but if any of you are doing T25 [or any workout program or just…uh…anything, I guess] seriously feel free to message me if you feel down or discouraged or just plain not in the mood to get your workout in.
I’ve had a lot of you message me about not having the motivation to do it and trust me, I. HAVE. BEEN. THERE. But I’m finally at a point in my life where not only is the motivation and dedication running high, but it just is now a part of my daily routine. I don’t think twice now; there is no, “Am I going to work out today?”
The answer is always YES.
I’m past making excuses and falling off the wagon. I’m steady and stable now. So if you need someone to push you towards that, or just need a, “hey, you can get through that 25 minutes, you’ll be glad you did!” please just write me a message =]
Remember when I told you that I meant to leave a note and a gift card randomly on a car that was decorated for a soldier coming home from Afghanistan but I ended up running into the owner of the car and she let me cry to her for forever?
She found me and added me on Facebook and I was just looking through her page and saw that she posted a picture of the notes I wrote and all her friends wrote all this nice shit about how we need more random acts of kindness in the world.
I was in tears. AGAIN. Apparently I’m just meant to cry over everything this lady does, but it was just so nice.
One of my friends and I said we’d get together for a walk today. Of course, when we finally both have time for that, Northern California decided to finally get some rain (we’ve been drought-status for a while now, and even though the sun is pretty and all, we need some rain over here). So that’s good, but we decided to shift our walk to the mall instead.
*LEAVES WALLET AT HOME AGAIN SO I DONT BUY SHIT I DONT NEED*
I don’t want to buy new clothes when I’m rapidly losing weight and inches! I’d rather wait till I’m where I want to be and go celebrate with some new-sized stuff :)
Good thing: I’m not worried about buying any food today. I don’t want anything that isn’t in today’s planned intake, and I’m glad I didn’t wake up with any cravings for once.
A family friend came to visit, and she did the sweetest thing. She knows that the men in my family all have matching silver rings on them, so she brought a gold coin with an angel on it for my mom and I since she knows we’re both struggling with my brother being deployed overseas. She told us that she also gave one to my brother before he was sent out, and that he has it with him in Afghanistan now. My angel is named “Siren,” not sure why haha but I love my coin and the thought put behind it. I’ll be keeping it close.
I’m having to remind myself multiple times a day that this weight loss thing is a long journey. Tomorrow it will be 1 month of REALLY buckling down for me. 1 month since I first popped in T25 so that means 1 month of working out 5 days a week without fail. And while that’s awesome and I’m definitely happy about it, it also means that there are still more months to go till I’m where I want to be and till my goals are accomplished.
So in conclusion, I need to chill the F out when I get all flustered about the fact that I’m not there yet, and just keep repeating to myself: It’s a long process. You’re already doing so great. Keep it up and it’ll happen for you. You’ll look back on this and laugh about the time when you were unfit and couldn’t even get through the warmups of the workouts and when walking up a flight of stairs was tough. Good job!
It might take me longer than I wanted it to, I might have faltered along the way, I might have some bad days here and there, but
I WILL NEVER QUIT.
First of all, can I just say that baths are kind of weird? I mean, is that just me?
I got in and was like, Alright, I’m in. And I’m naked. Just layin’ here totally naked…just laying. Good times.
I realized pretty quickly that I didn’t have a book or anything, so I just laid there. Naked. And thought about life and stuff. All naked.
It was like in the Friends episode where Rachel walks around her apartment naked for the first time. But, uh, with water? I don’t know what I’m talking about I just don’t take baths very often, CLEARLY, alright?!
So anyway, at first I didn’t really get what the big deal was. I mean, it felt good, sure. But then when I got out I realized how relaxed and loose my body felt, and I’m pretty sure once I take another later in the week I’m going to be addicted pretty quickly to these things.
Oh I also did T25 right beforehand. Instead of doing Ab Intervals, though, I switched it out for Speed 1.0. I’ve never done that before and want to stick to the program as closely as possible, but I get a better workout from Speed 1.0 and since it’s the last week of Alpha I wanted to get as much out of it as possible. I don’t know if I’m just doing moves wrong with Ab Intervals but I wanted to amp it up a little, hence the Speed 1.0 video.
That bath made me really relaxed. I don’t WANNA go to work now!
I do have an actual valentine, and his name is James. But I work until 8:30, so I won’t see him until later; and so, Shaun T became my day date.
Today was Speed 1.0 and Ab Intervals. I know I’ve said it a million times, but I love Speed 1.0 long time—but Ab Intervals, meh not so much. I feel like I don’t have good form for some of the moves and I just don’t care for the workout as much, but whatever. I did it. I started with that one, then moved onto Speed 1.0, and I think that was a good order to do them in.
I have tomorrow and Sunday off from the videos, and I just realized this—
Week four is done.
I’m about to start week five.
That means the first half of the program will be done.
That means that for one month, I’ve worked out 5 days a week and eaten mostly clean. I also haven’t binged.
It’ll be very surreal to get through the first half. The time is just flying. I will be so excited to be finished, though; so happy with myself for completing the entire thing.
I have a close friend who is also doing T25 and we plan on getting the NAILED IT! shirts and taking pictures in them for a dorky little photoshoot =]
I need to sit down this weekend, though, and map out a plan for my nutrition, water intake, and extra exercise. I was supposed to do that last week and didn’t. I also don’t feel like I gave the exercises 100% this week and I feel a difference. On Monday I will focus completely and start a whole new level; this program really motivates me to step things up and I love that!
This week is super busy for me, so I’m trying to maintain the regular updates but I’m pressed for time so stick with me, people! I just want you newbies to think I’m cool!
So yeah. Busy busy. But I’ve planned out things so that I don’t miss even a day of T25 [again, who am I, though] and so my eating stays primarily on track. I will still treat myself in moderation but that’s it—no binges and no major deviations.
I’m done with making excuses.