Soooooo hitting a minor mental block with working out recently. My diet hasn’t been on point and I had just gotten into the groove of working out being on night shift. Now that I’ve switched to day shift and need to work out at like 8pm or later, after working at least 12 hours, is hard and I’ve been losing that battle. Today was literally a blessing out of the blue.
I was able to make it to the gym (after taking a few pictures of myself in my cute new pants which are of course below) but was pretty unmotivated. I errged, which was okay, but set the time for a normal 20 minute warmup and only could push myself to do 15 minutes. I moved downstairs for some weighted work and did a decent first set (5 heavy bench press, 10 sumo squats with lifts, 5 walk outs with push up, and 8x side 1 legged squats with a kettlebell all 4 times each) but then lost motivation to keep going with that. I did 2 Pinterest ab workouts (new focus) which are also below. However, I started a third and got halfway through it and stopped. (Rationalized it by saying since it was mostly the same stuff I should stop cause I already did a lot of it. Now, thinking about it I should have been motivation to keep going because I would have kept working those muscles, which need to be worked.) I finished and just headed home trying not to be too hard on myself. (But forgot my keys and totally didn’t realize it until I was one block away from my apartment — therefore, I had to walk the mile back to the gym, grab my keys and walk the mile home a second time.)
I kinda wanted to just hang out and not think about the weigh in tomorrow so I texted my friend from work to do something. And its like she knew what I needed and wanted to go on a walk around the Schuylkill River trail. Seemed pretty short so I was like “why not.” Holy shit! We wound up walking for 2 hours and 22 minutes and on her pedometer it said we had more than 8,000 steps! (And according to Running Map we walked 8 miles!) We burned over 800 calories!! (And made a date to go tomorrow!) So thanks Meg! You not only helped me burn serious calories but I feel like it was a nice restart to my mind to help me get back on track. I feel like I just have to open myself up to some new exercises every once in a while. (Crossing my fingers to get the motivation to go to yoga tomorrow morning and THEN do some weights.)
Hopefully tomorrow’s weigh in won’t crush me but for now I’m feeling great.