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Getting that morning workout…or not…

How to get started on morning workouts….even just a jog around the vineyard block? 
For the life of me I can’t seem to ever get up early enough to get a morning workout in. Needless to say…I’ve never been a morning person…except for when Saturday morning cartoons were on when I was a little kid.
Hell, I’d like to go to the gym even if I could.  It’s on my way to work.  And they do have showers of course.
But I just can never get up early enough, or if I do I stay in a half asleep state until like, 7:30, which is when I usually get up and get ready for the day. 
A solution must be found.

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Finally! An Update!

Well hello there WordPress world!  Its been a while since my last post.  Since the holidays its been busy and went thru a bit of a lull with my workouts and diet.  Getting sick with the flu a couple times didnt help that either, haha.

But anyways, the last month and a half or so i’ve been back on track with working out, and my diet is coming along.  One thing that has been holding me back still is that i get horrible heartburn.  Like…lasting 6-12 hours heartburn.  The last week it hasnt been nearly as bad, just like annoying indigestion, but it still throws me off my game.  Basically i just need to watch what i eat, but it still varies day by day.  One day i can have rice with brocolli and chicken and be fine…but then the next day if i have the same thing it’ll make my stomach angry.  Thats a good way to put it…angry stomach syndrome, haha!

I had a good workout tonight though.  Usually i dont workout on Monday’s, its my normal grocery shopping day.  But i have some frozen meals in the freezer still so i dont have to worry about that until later this week.  But regardless…my abs are already feeling sore, definitely worked those out pretty hard today.  Legs too, my hamstrings are getting sore too.  I had my protein shake, but didnt go in the sauna as its raining here in Norcal and the mix of a small hot room and cold wet rain once outside would not feel to happy.  

Anyways…just wanted to give a little bit of an update.  As far as my weight and measurements go, i’ve lost another 4 lbs since the end of January, i’ve lost a total of 9 inches off my waist, and i can not only feel myself getting stronger, but i can see the physical changes/results from my hard work and that is further motivating me.

Until next time (which should hopefully be alot sooner than this post from my last post in November!) ttyl!

P.S.  I thank my boyfriend, Hernan, for keeping on reminding me these last few weeks to update my blog.  Without you i wouldnt have the courage and motivation to work on myself or to write about it.  ❤ Love you baby, forever and always.

Thanksgiving Update

So i’ve had this post sitting as a draft now for three days.  Day 1, i couldnt figure out what i wanted to write…days 2 & 3, our internet was being very wonky.  Now i can finally sit down for a few minutes and type out this latest update.  🙂

Workouts have been going pretty good, last week i went hard on the workouts and was doing pretty good…pushed thru my mind telling me to quit which i am very proud of being able to do, which is something i’ve struggled with alot since i’ve started.  Just stay focused.  Yesterdays workout, that was my problem…i couldnt stay focused.  I had moments where i was focused and did really well, but when i was not doing as well as i know i can do, i wasn’t focused.  Not that i was nessesarily thinking about something else, but my mind was just not in my workout.

One thing i was very proud of being able to do in my workout yesterday, and this is where i was focused the entire time, was doing burpee lifts.  My trainer had me lift the bosu ball over my head, then (while still holding it) throw it down on the ground, then jump down into a push up position and do a regular push up, then jump my legs forward and back up into the lift.  I did a total of 15 of these!  If i take away any positive from my workout yesterday that was it.  🙂  Just the fact that i was able to do a regular pushup is a feat in itself!  I’ve only done women’s pushups up thru yesterday.

Overall though, i feel like i’m getting to that mental roadblock at the end of my first 3 months of workouts.  3 months is ALWAYS where i have quit in the past, and in the past i have never gone as hard as i’ve been going these past 3 months, so i am surprised i have actually made it this far already.  I just need to push past my mind wanting to give up, because my body, and my feelings are far from ready to give up at this point.  I’ve come too far already to give up, and i would regret and hate myself if i gave up at this point.  I can not go back to where i used to be.  I’m not even close to where i want to be, but i know it will take time.  I need to be (and i am) thankful for how far i have come so far, and just build on that day to day.

Especially with Thanksgiving being tomorrow, i still need to keep on track with my workouts and eating healthy.  Tomorrows dinner will be very good, which i am making btw.  I’m making spicy turkey loaf with mashed potatoes, corn & green beans, homestyle stuffing and cranberry jelly sauce.  With a pumpkin swirl cheesecake for dessert.  Its all about moderation!  As long as i eat well early in the day (and dont starve myself out in preparation for dinner), and keep my portions controlled at dinner, i will be ok i think 😉  Also going out for a walk around the neighborhood before and/or after will help too.

I will also, on my gym off days, will be doing some exercises with my new resistance bands that i got yesterday.  I need to look up a good routine i can do at home with these.  I did a few this morning based off the workout poster that came with the bands, mainly to stretch out my muscles.

Anywhos…i think this post is long enough now…if you’ve been able to read this far 😉
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Eat heartily but healthy!!!

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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.

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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