Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Work It Out Wednesday: Week 21

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Hi gang!

Rough week for me. I just feel tired, which doesn't make sense. It's been tough for me to wake up in the mornings, and my workouts at night have been lackluster. Help me out of this funk, friends!!

As promised, I did try a new workout this week. I've actually been doing quick 10-minute morning workouts a few times this week. It doesn't do much for me, but it's better than nothing!

Weekly Workout:


Weekly disclaimer:
Remember what I said about my lack of qualifications? Please keep in mind that I am aware that I am chubby and have no fitness/nutrition authority. I'm just trying to spread some wellness love as I fight the battle to live well myself.

How I made it harder:  Nada. No energy to add on, I just wanted to get it done!
Overall impression: I'm happy I carved even just ten minutes to do this. My head really hurt when I woke up, but I took a day off the previous day and NEEDED to do something to not hate myself entirely! I know it's a silly issue.
Sweat factor (on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is when I look like I just got out of the shower): Meh, a 3. It was 10 minutes. haha
How I felt when it was over: I knew I could have done more if I had time. But again, it was something
Would I do it again? Absolutely! I want continue to try a bunch of 10-minute workouts for late mornings and for after work.

Weekly recipe:

I'm excited to use the slow cooker this Saturday and I found this recipe on that looks too good to pass up!


Weekly motivation:


So true. I need to remember this!
And I need to love my body! Someday? Maybe?

Weekly workout sass:



Earlier this week I went for a run and it was awful. It was my fifth run outdoors this month and my absolute worst. My goal was to run four miles, and my knees hurt and feet cramped after 1.5. I was so ashamed and walk/ran for another mile before calling it quits for the day. I was so disappointed in myself and felt like a whale...but I at least got out there.

I have to remember how I feel when I don't do anything vs. when I do something and it doesn't work out the way I was hoping it would.

Anyone else have this issue? How do you overcome it?

Have a good one!


Unknown said...

Sometimes your body needs something different; sometimes it just needs a longer rest. Don't feel discouraged--instead focus on what you are doing right, all the things you've done to be healthier, not just that one day. Maybe you need a fast-walk buddy to make it more fun and give your knees and feet a chance to re-acclimate to running outside. It's been a few months! While you many not have reached your 4 mile goal, you did run for 1 1/2 miles--not such a slouch (I'm lucky to run half a block!).
Be kind to yourself. Celebrate the successes, no matter how small. Because each small step is a building block to something bigger.
Love you!!

Ashley Stephenson said...

I love your work it out Wednesdays! I am actually thinking about hosting a Fitness Challenge where teams compete on water intake, food intake and exercise and the winning team wins a cash grand prize!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Good for you for getting up and doing something! I always complain but then never do anything to make a change. 10-minutes a day seems do-able though!