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The challenge of waking up Early

So for the last several days i’ve been getting myself in the habit of waking up early, around 6am. Which since the time change, thats been going really well.
So last night i decided i was finally in the habit enough to go for a jog in the early morning, which is what i’ve been working myself up to doing.
Well, this morning…..slept RIGHT THRU my early alarm! I still woke up with some time, but not enough time to get my running gear on and go out for a decent jog. I’m not letting it get me down though. Tomorrow is another day and i will just try my best to not sleep thru my alarm, and get up and going.
At least instead of my jog i did get 15 minutes of core exercises and a bit of yoga in. Just to stretch and work some muscles. I do exercises throughout my day at work too, usually pushups, chair squats, and going for a walk around the warehouse.
I also have a workout tonight with my trainer. Last week was a bit of a dud week after Tuesday. Just too busy and schedules werent compatible to get a second workout in with my trainer. Not to mention on Saturday i lost just all motivation and did absolutely nothing. I’m grateful though that my boyfriend kept me eating healthier food, despite my major junk food cravings. Gosh i love him 🙂 ❤
Anyways, i think this’ll be it for now. I know i havent made a big update post in a while…so i guess consider this part 1? Part 2 i’ll try to post later tonight after my workout.

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November 3 – Photo Update

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16lbs total lost
Can now fit into pants I couldn’t fit into a year ago.

Ok, headed to the gym now!

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Today

So I am actually typing this in the sauna at the gym right now. I figure why not…the sauna makes me focused. Aside from the copious amounts of sweat going down my face and back right now. Lol

Well, had a good workout today on my own.  Did a 24 minute mile…not bad!

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After I cooled off a bot from the treadmill, went and did my strength training. Mainly worked my back and shoulders, but also my legs, abs and arms a bit too. And of course did all/most of my sets to work my core as well.

I’ve really started to see and feel a difference in my strength, endurance, and just my physical abilities. My pants are very loose on me now, to the point where I really need to invest in a belt. Lol

Sometime in this next week we should be taking my measurements again after a month of hard work.  So I’m interested to see how much I’ve lost as far as my measurements go.

Anyways….getting really sweaty here in the sauna so I’m gonna go for now. But before I do, here is another update photo! 
Definitely seeing results!!!

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Good Workout Yesterday

Had a very good workout yesterday with my trainer.  And the day before i had a good workout on my own too.

I started off doing assisted pull ups…omg that was intense!  But i muscled thru it (no pun intended) 😉  Did 21’s, which i actually enjoyed.  (video of what 21’s are below if you don’t know…but i did them with far less weight than the guy in the video…i beleive i did 20 lbs?  Not quite sure)

 

But overall, for the workout worked my back, abs, and arms a bit.  The soreness is starting to kick in this morning too, but i’m getting to the point where i enjoy the soreness.  Cant quite describe why, but i suppose it is soothing in a way?  Knowing that i’ve worked those muscles and exhausted them and they are building and getting stronger.  Wow, that was alot of ‘ands’.

Today is a rest day = eat good and keep active, but take it easy 😉   Tomorrow i have another workout with my trainer after work.  He said we’ll be working on cardio, a little bit of weights, just to work the muscles a bit, and we’re doing boxing.  I’m pretty excited about the boxing, as i’ve never done that before.

More than anything, since i’ve started working out, especially with my trainer, i’ve gotten out of my comfort zone.  Which has allowed me to feel more confident that i can do things that i’ve never done before (not just in regards to working out), and that there is something in my life that i can and will accomplish on my own accord and determination.

Until later!

HAPPY DANCE!

So i weighed myself this morning….i’ve lost a total of 12 lbs since i started this journey!  😀 HAPPY DANCE HAPPY DANCE HAPPY DANCE!!!!

  

    

 

Ok, i think thats enough dancing gifs 😉  sorry about that!  But i am incredibly happy about how my progress has gone so far.  i am beginning to look a bit slimmer/toned (even though i DO still have over 100lbs to loose at this point) but the point is i can see results beginning to emerge.

Its been tough so far, physically and mentally.  But i’ve been able to push thru it all and keep positive.  Especially now that i can see all this hard work paying off, there is no reason for me to slow down, or quit.  There is no turning back now, i never want to be anywhere near the weight and health i was at before i started this journey, or even where i am now.

And on that note.  Time to eat my breakfast – Oatmeal with Cranberries and a scoop of protein powder (YUM!) and then headed off to the gym for a solo workout.  My trainer couldn’t keep the appt today, but that is no reason to skip a workout.  Going to go in and do some time on the treadmill & rowing machine.  Maybe some strength training, but we’ll see 😉  i could use a bit of a break from it, my arms are still sore!

Until later!

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