It’s crazy that it’s a Friday night and I could care less about what everyone else is doing and why I’m not out having fun also. I work tomorrow, I cant drink like I used to, I enjoy working out, and then I enjoy laying in bed after a long shower and getting as much sleep as I can. I don’t understand how I went so many years abusing my body by drinking so much and eating bad food thinking it wouldn’t affect me. Today that is all it does. I will have a cheat meal these days and I get stomachaches, headaches, heartburn and just PAIN. It’s not fun. When you start eating clean, your body gets so used to the good nutrients that eating bad, processed food makes my body shun it like its poison.
I have had a great week. I have spent a lot of time with my family, my best girlfriends, taking care of errands like my car, and getting out into nature. Yesterday, Ash and I along with her roommates went for a gorgeous yet easy hike. The Northwest is so beautiful! When we got home, we ran around Greenlake. Spending time in nature is the most therapeutic way to live. Today I did Zumba and this week we’re also going kayaking which I haven’t done in awhile so that should be fun. Before the last few days I have been slacking and not working out as hard so I’m trying to get back into it.
It really is true that no matter how hard you try, there will be times when you face obstacles in diet and fitness where you do give in to temptation…but you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself. There are people who don’t try at all. They do nothing to help their bodies, but you ARE. You have made the decision to try to be better, and that is all you can do. Perfection is non-existent but constant progress is still progress. I am a perfectionist and that is one of my biggest character-defects. It makes me feel like no matter how hard I try, I am still not good enough or the progress is always below the expectations I set for myself. I know this is just me being hard on myself, but I am trying to accept that it’s okay to not be perfect.
Lately I have been eating six meals a day:
Lots of protein in every meal
More fruit in the morning
More fruit at night
I was eating a lot of starch but since my results haven’t been better this week, my trainer upped my fruit/veggies/protein and took out a lot of starch from my diet plan. Tomorrow I will be putting the diet into full-force so hopefully I start getting better results.
My Fat-Blasting Workout Today:
- 1hr of Zumba
- 4 sets of 15 walking lunges with 20-pound weights in each hand
- 3 sets of jump squats
- 3x sets of 15 on the Hip Abduction Machines
- 3x sets of dumbbell step-ups 15x each leg
- 2 more sets of 15 jumping lunges
- PLANKS. 3 sets of 1-minute each.
I was sweating after all of this but it was worth it I feel great! I love the feeling of having muscles!!! Her is some progress from some of my muscle build: