{2016} 11/366

WOD(s): Body Beast Build Shoulders
Food: I was ON POINT today! I really wanted to have a Clif Bar in the evening, but it was something I wanted, not needed, and I would only be “hungry” for an hour or two before bed. So I said no, and was so proud of myself.
Thoughts: Today was the first day of a challenge group I’m in, so my determination was obviously stronger than normal. I’m sure it’ll dwindle a bit, though I wish it wouldn’t. It seems right around a couple of weeks is when I “treat” myself and then it’s just completely downhill from there, so these next few days will be hard. Keeping my fingers crossed…


{2016} 10/366


WOD(s): 21 Day Fix Plyo & P90x Ab Ripper X
Food: I’m doing very well today. I’ve had healthy meals and snacks that all have a purpose (ie, they’re not just empty calories–they fulfill a serving of a good group). I did eat three Life Savers that were left over from my naughty day yesterday though 😕 But I’ve had lots of whole food the rest of the day, save for the few M&Ms that happen to be in the trail mix I make.
Thoughts: Today I was scheduled to do Body Beast Cardio & Abs. I really just didn’t feel like “getting huge” with Sagi, so I did the 21 Day Fix Plyo, which I’ve never done before, and the best ab workout I’ve ever done, P90x Ab Ripper X. The trade off was more than fair–I’m pretty sure what I ended up doing was harder than what I was supposed to do.

{2016} 7/366

WOD(s): Body Beast Build Chest & Tris
Food: I made two good choices at Panera for lunch with a friend, and one bad one–I got the big chocolate chip cookie. I let Madi have some of it, but hardly enough to count. Just gotta behave the rest of the night…
Thoughts: Just like earlier this week, I was tired and didn’t feel like working out. So I didn’t put it off for too long, because I knew if I did that, then I wouldn’t get off my ass later to do it. Plus, Nick usually works out in the evening after Madi goes to bed (around 7p), but I never know when exactly. Well, usually, he puts it off too long and doesn’t end up doing it at all, if we’re being completely honest. Regardless, I’ve got it done. I really should get back into the first-thing-in-the-morning routine. It only got disrupted when Madi kept waking up every night so I was tired in the morning and wanted to catch up on the sleep I’d missed.

{2016} 6/366

WOD(s): Nothing 🙂 Today was my rest day, according to the Body Beast schedule. So I didn’t do anything.
Food: I ate more than I should’ve, but nothing very bad. Same stuff as the last few days, I just shouldn’t have eaten as much since I didn’t work out. Oh well…
Thoughts: I didn’t feel bad at all about taking my rest day truly as a rest day. Truth be told, I was quite busy most of the day. If I had needed to workout, I could’ve managed. But since I didn’t need to, I didn’t bother trying to squeeze anything in. And I don’t feel bad about that at all. Rest days are there for a reason!

{2016} 5/366


WOD(s): Body Beast Build Shoulders
Food: I think my meals will be a little off today because I had a snack at lunchtime and a snack after my workout. But I think it’ll last me until dinner time.
Thoughts: Glad I got my workout done when I did because, by the time I finished it, Madi had woken from her nap 2 hours early 😬 Glad tomorrow is a rest day. Whether I choose to rest or not is to be seen.

{2016} 4/366


She was trying so hard to lift this 5 pounds

WOD(s): Body Beast Cardio & Abs
Food: This should get interesting. It’s only 2p and I’m craving anything chocolate. Luckily we don’t have much of it in the house, but I think I’m gonna make my chocolate granola to eat this evening as a snack before bed.
Thoughts: Madi was bugging me the whole time I worked out, since I did it in the living room where she was playing. She didn’t like my ignoring her, I guess. But I got it done regardless–I got her interested in her new sensory bin for the last half. By the way, I hate plank stuff–nothing makes me feel weaker 😦

{2016} 3/366


Here's my the-second-I-even-thought-of-making-an-excuse-to-not-work-out-I-made-myself-get-up-and-get-it-done face.

WOD(s): Body Beast Build Back & Bis
Food: So far, I’ve had Lucky Charms for breakfast (again) and three Hershey kisses, but everything else is good, I think……I ended up eating more kisses, but I’m under my calories and age my the servings of veggies.
Thoughts: I had plenty of excuses to not work out today. They were not even that excusable: my chest hurts from Friday, my legs hurt from yesterday, and, between my head cold and my period, I’m exhausted and headache-y. But the second I started thinking about using any one of these pathetic excuses for real, I made myself get up and do it. Nick asked what I was doing and I told him I was working it. He asked why. I told him because I am tired. And he asked why I was working out then. To which I replied that I was working out now because I’d still be tired later and wouldn’t end up doing it then. That’s how our minds are different–he embraces the excuse, no joke.
And I’m not surprised that after my workout, my headache is actually gone. Thank you, endorphins! 😀