The rest of the workouts flew by. We did a lot of zoom calls on Saturday mornings to do our cardio flow workouts together. They are SO much better with friends.
After 80 Days, I learned to prioritize sleep and practice self-care. I fell in love with my foam roller and stretching and made it a part of my weekly schedule. Sometimes it’s not about the before and after pictures, it’s about learning how to improve yourself and be your best self.
The results were pretty awesome.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen some carving on the front of my core!
Today has been a lesson on expectations and where you find your worth. I had an early morning annual physical and hauled the kids there early! Some of you are parents and know what that all means when your kids are late risers and went to bed late. It went way more smoothly than I was even hoping.
They did my vitals and I’m down 1.3lbs from my last appointment last year. WIN I thought. My blood pressure was also significantly lower, which is a major win for me because of family history blood pressure issues.
And then after the exam and waiting for blood work, the doc comes back out. Not only does she not applaud me for my hard work of daily workouts and eating healthy (which I wrote on the form), she asks if I work out at all. I respond, “6 days a week a with a stretch day.” “Oh, then you probably don’t need this.” “What is it? I’ll take extra info!” It was how to move more to add exercise in your life and how to eat healthier based on the food pyramid from 11 years ago. WTF.
Demoralized and totally annoyed, I went to the local coach pool party. Those girls have become dear friends and they were supportive and encouraging. We concluded that BMI is not a good indicator of health for anyone who lifts weights.
After enjoying a yummy lunch, we did a little country heat together. I love how fitness looks different on everyone but all bodies are great bodies.
Happy and suprised to be down another 0.2.
I’ve been reading a lot lately about mindset, fixed versus growth, and brain training (what conscious and subconscious thoughts are determining your emotions?). Marie Kondo talks about not keeping things out of guilt or fear and instead surrounding yourself with things that spark joy.
For the last 3 weeks I’ve been pushing through a workout that I don’t love and isn’t my jam. Old me would focus on finishing because quitting is for losers. New me is about doing what I need to do to get back my jam and mojo. So tomorrow I’ll switch my workout to something else. No shame in my self care game.
Why do I make myself switch instead of quitting all together? That’s a good question. Part of it is because I have 2 little kids I need to raise. Part of it is I had to shoot 28 weeks of insulin 4x a day to have those beautiful little kids. Part of it is I like getting stronger and leaner. And part of it is that I need the endorphins to be happy for the rest of the day.
Time to get some sleep and be ready for tomorrow.