Week 2 – The Week of Sickies and Self Motivation

Now for the workout section and stuff about what I am actually doing to get fit.

This past weekend was Easter. This past weekend was the weekend I thought I was going to work out a ton, and get some great grocery shopping done etc etc. The reality of this past weekend was …I was sick as a dog. That is usually how it goes. You get a moment to rest and your immune system says, “well you were too busy to be sick before, now is as good a time as any”.

So out of my 1 last working day and 4 days off of work, I did 1 official work out that lasted only about 20 minutes (of the 35 it was supposed to be) before I was hacking up one, if not both, of my lungs. I also took 1, very slow paced, walk to sell girl guide cookies with my daughter. The rest of the weekend I ate homemade chicken noodle soup and Easter dinner (and lets be honest I ate a ton of Easter Chocolate as well) and laid on the couch in front of the TV.

My first workout on Monday was really tough. It was the first time I worked out by myself since starting this challenge, and I could feel myself falling back into that old pattern of depending on someone else. That old pattern of, Im not going to work out tonight because Im still sick, because Im tired, because I have no one here to motivate me. Instead of working out I almost crawled into my bed and went to sleep, but I decided to be my own motivation. I got off my ass, set up my workout area and chose to better myself instead of making excuses. It was hard, and no I did not make it all the way through the entire workout, but I still got up and got moving. I felt better (if not sorer) afterwards and I am proud of myself for that.

Over the last few days, especially after our weigh in on Monday, we have been working hard using my Focus T25 program. Speed 1.0 and Ab Intervals are our workouts of choice so far.

Here are some of the sweaty selfies that were taken in the last few days:

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Sweaty Selfie-Monday night, tried out PiYo by my self 🙂
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Sweaty Selfie-Tuesday after T25 Speed 1.0
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Sweaty Selfie- Tuesday after T25 Speed 1.0
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Sweaty Selfie-Wednesday after T25 Ab intervals

I hope this post inspires you to be your own motivation. Its hard, but you can do it.

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