Oh leg day. You bring out the best in me and the best in my swear word collection. 😂
I have never ever ever ever ever seen that heart rate working legs. Ever.
I used to go to the gym with my phone and look up different exercises or those "see abs in 3.2 days with these two workouts" type deal. Or I would find a machine I usually had to Google how to use to maybe do 10 half hearted reps and hope no one was watching. I definitely NEVER saw that kind of heart rate during a leg workout in those days!!! The fact all I have to do is push one little button and do what someone else says for 45 minutes is life changing. I don't have to leave my house, I don't have to pack a bag and hope and pray I could Force myself to go.
I literally come home, mix my pre workout (refreshing lemonade anyone? Hello summer!) And get dressed. That's it. Once the clothes are on and the pre workout is made, I am committed. It's that hard, and that easy at the same time.
This week is the last week in phase two. I pushed myself harder in these exercises but it was hard to keep my heart rate up when I always have to stop to rotate the plates for different exercises.
I got frustrated. My brain got in the middle of it and broke my confidence a little. I swore a bunch and hit pause a lot.
But I didn't quit. So many of us want the quick fix and the miracle, but so few are willing to put in the work and actually make the change that could save your life.
Ditch the excuses, ditch all the reasons you've become comfortable with accepting mediocre.
You are worth it. It's gonna be hard. You're gonna have days where you wish you could do anything else, but you push through and do it anyways. It pays off in more ways than you could imagine!! #80dayobsession#day45#phasetwo#bootyday#fit#fitness#weightloss#resistancebands#hurtssogood#losingweight#youareworthit#letsdothis#moveyourbody#motivation#ibelieveinyou#redhead
#day44 and I feel like I could cry seeing this. Putting it next to each other takes it to a whole new level.
I've been struggling to get my nutrition under control because I'm human and not perfect. Nothing more, nothing less.
I'm taking the next 6 weeks to dial in the nutrition as well as see how far I can push myself. This picture is only further motivation. Heavier weights, double loops, lower squats. All of the lunges.
My journey isn't done at day 80. This will be something I will work at daily for the rest of my life.
Seeing my confidence change (notice the difference in the two?... That girl on the right forgot what self love is. She forgot how good she could feel. She forgot who she was most days.) Has really brought everything back into perspective.
It feels good to spend less time hating my body and spending more time putting in the effort to make it function in the best way possible. You are the only one who can change it, and make the decision to change your life.
The quote that has stuck with me this last week is "There are two types of pain. The kind that hurts, and the kind that changes you." Be realistic on the type of pain you're feeling, then figure out how to fix it if it hurts.
PS....can we just bring up the fact I have never had any sort of butt in my life???? Check out the difference!!! 🍑🍑🍑🍑 #nomoreflatbooty#80dayobsession#alittleobsessed#obsessed#redhead#frenchbraids#loveyourself#selfcare#weightloss#bootygains 🍑 #confidence#igotthis#ificandoitsocanyou#fitness#fit#fitfam#losingweight
Does anyone else randomly get the urge to rock a hair style they haven't done since high school? Turns out braiding my own hair seemed a lot easier back then. Still not bad for 11 years with no practice!! Channeling my inner @jerichomcmatthews for my workout tonight!! ❤️❤️
Holy canoli!!! All the sweat, yo.
Ok, so I might as well come out with it before it eats me alive. I've been straight forward with everyone about my progress, and I am definitely not ready to fall back into my old habits.
This program has taught me so much about nutrition and I've found so many things I love. But I found myself tripping back into the old routine of not prepping food and grabbing whatever is convenient, which, if we're all honest, is garbage.
Last night I was having really bad knee pains to the point I could hardly walk by the time I got home. I ended up just going to bed it was so bad. Missing my workout.
I woke up hating myself for missing it, but after thinking about it, what would have happened if I had worked out instead of resting when my knee definitely needed it? Probably end up hurting it worse.
I rested, took it easy, swapped my rest day for #day38 And I'll start all over again with the nutrition and the schedule tomorrow.
I've put in the same amount of workouts, and I'm not throwing everything away. We all tend to jump ourselves when we mess up, instead of taking it as a pothole in the road and moving on. If you let every bump in the road derail you, you'll never get anywhere.
I have a confession. I hated that workout.............
.at first. I was struggling. I swore. A lot. I was subconsciously sabotaging my form trying to protect my knees and my ankle. I was almost convinced that I couldn't do it.
Then out of nowhere Autumn says "stay in it. You can't quit now you're only cheating yourself." And I was a tiny bit creeped out at the timing, but it worked.
I finished strong and for the first time I can say I loved a cardio workout. The core part of it didn't hurt either. Might have been the workout pump but I am starting to get some definition in all the right places!
Sometimes we give in to the temptation to give up. That accomplishes nothing. Push through and be proud of yourself!
I've kinda been slacking on my self care, and I am just hearing Autumn in my ear saying I told you so.
If you don't know me super well, I have flat feet, which basically the way I naturally walk puts pressure on my knees in a different way. Not to mention when I strain my muscles doing exercise and sports.
Through school and sports I had to get the shoes with the most arch support to help out. Not to mention playing volleyball you're taught to lean forward and be on your toes. Well I've been pretty inactive since high school, so naturally my joints are acting up. I've had tendonitis in multiple on my body and I've had a few knee injuries in my life. I'm not surprised.
I may look like a walking ad for ACE, but I'll do whatever I have to to not have to stop my journey. I've come too far. Here goes nothing!