Happy Monday! Good news, I made it to the gym this morning! It was hard waking up but I managed and actually got there a tad early. Jose (the owner, coach?) wasn’t in so we had to make up our own class today. There are a few people who have been going for years so they took it over. Today’s workout:
- 1 mile run
- 5 reps each with kettlebell, repeat for 40 yards:
- – Alternating kettlebell swings
- – Overhead Presses
- – Goblet Squats
- – Walking Lunges (5 yards)
- 5x 40 yard Bear Crawls
- Repeat 5x with partner:
- – 10lb Ball Slams (while partner does sled push and pushups)
- – 40 yard Sled Push
- – 10 pushups
- Repeat 5 times:
- – 10 yard sprint
- – 5 yard Back Peddle
- – Burpee to sprint 15 yards
- – Jog back 20 yards
- Repeat 5 times:
- – 40 Yard jog
- – 10 Jump Squats
- 5 sets of 30 second Planks (I added this on myself)
I was actually dying worse than normal because I didn’t get a break. I fall behind and normally I get a breather but they just kept pushing and I couldn’t catch my breath. Literally, I needed to just rest for a minute to get my breathing and heart rate down but they kept pushing me to go. I know they are just trying to be encouraging but I was feeling a little frustrated. Normally, I get a little break between sets, reps, etc but not today! But I got a good workout in and can go on with my day!
I took progress pictures yesterday for future comparison. I’m not going to share them here just yet. Maybe when I have after photos. I have been thinking about my goals lately and how I plan on getting in shape and losing weight. I have 3 main tasks to get me there:
1. Gym 3 times per week
I would love to say “exercise 6 times per week!” but I am being realistic right now. I usually hurt too bad the day after BullPen so I am just shooting for 3 times per week at the gym. Once I am ready, I can start adding workouts in between those.
2. Eat a (Mostly) Paleo Diet
If you have been around a while, you know that I am a huge fan of the Paleo Diet for the health benefits to the whole body. I have a lot of digestion problems and food reactions (brain fog also). I really need to be more careful about what I eat. I have been having a bad episode lately where food instantly causes pain. That is no way to live and I know to fix it, I should be cutting out those certain foods that cause it.
3. Drink More Water
This is a no brainer I think. Dehydration makes me cranky, tired, lethargic. Solution? Drink more water. Duh. So that is something I have been trying to work on!
So that is all I am doing for now. It is nice to be less stressed now since the holidays are over, the house is clean, I have a good daily routine happening. Everything just feels in its place and put together right now. That makes me feel way better than I was at the beginning of the month! Now that it is all over though, and I’m no longer sick, I need to get back to job hunting. It is so very frustrating, as I live in an area no made for scientists. Should we move? How far? I could find jobs that don’t fit what I really want to do “but it’s a job”. Sigh. Whatever happened to follow your dreams, right?
Well, on a happier note, its almost 2016! I am going to work on my goals for next year!