Sunday, October 02, 2011
I've had a nice little day. I rushed around for the first half of the day as i had invited family around for some food and drinks, so i had to prepare - as i ended up working all day Saturday! We had a BBQ - in the rain. Bloody heat wave for days until the day i decide to host a bbq, LOL. Typical! It went great anyways - i love spending time with my family.
I'd left my pullup bar up so we had a little silly pullup challenge. Well, you had to chin up over the bar and then hold for as long as you could. My big brother came 3rd, the hubby came 2nd... and i came first with a whopping 20 seconds longer than them! Woohoo! Hah, lots of respect for THAT indeed, althougbh i couldn't lift my arms for 10 mins afterwards, heh!
We've cleaned up now and it's time for bed. Work early in the morning. Workout when i get home.
Saturday i feel i did myself proud. I had work but i got up early and cut my grass , then i fit in the 'We Found Love' Bodyrock workout - one divebomber and one knee up - how many sets in 10 mins? Oh i sweated - A LOT. Got 37 sets in, but was happy because i didn't believe i'd get that far! Super-quick shower and then work. Very very hot day.
Right, and now i'm ready for a week of warrior workouts! :)
Friday, September 30, 2011
I just wanted to post the post from Bodyrock.tv today. It was the perfect dose of motivation and makes you question yourself. It came just at the right time for me... an really set alight that little Spark in my belly (or heart?). You can find it here.
There are 3 directions that you can go from here.
You can continue to do nothing to strengthen yourself, nothing to flex your determination, and watch as not just your body erodes but also the essential pieces of your inner self (namely your confidence, self esteem and sense of self worth) begin to flake off month by month and eventually break off in larger pieces. This path requires the least amount of exertion on your part, but it is by far the most painful. No matter what facade you put on it, there is a creeping pain that sets in when you turn your back so completely on your true potential in life. No matter how hard we try and ignore it mentally by distracting ourselves, or layer it over to insulate this deeply seeded pain, it becomes often so tender that people find themselves desperate to rid themselves of it.
2. Just holding on.
You can hold your ground and for every step forward you usually take one back and vice versa. You are in that “safe zone” that we like to refer to as “normal” or “average”. You train sporadically, always seem to have an extra 5-10 pounds to lose, are always on “the verge” of realizing your higher potential, but seem to quit every time you see the faint outline of the changes you desire in yourself starting to take shape in the bathroom mirror. You have repeated this cycle so often that it has become a familiar dance, and you are beginning to harbour secret doubts that you might never achieve the breakthrough that you have been holding yourself back from for so long now. It’s frustrating and can be painful in it’s own right, but what do you really have to complain about – you are “normal” right? It’s too bad that you can’t shake that deep feeling that something is missing, and something wonderful is just beyond your grasp…
3. You train like a warrior.
Discipline is a constant choice, and sometimes it can be a fierce struggle, but this, just like the muscles in your body is becoming honed with repeated use. You get knocked down and back, but you always rise up and pick up the challenge. Completing our short daily BodyRocking sessions is a practice that represents so much more to you than just exercise. You can feel that “beating your personal best” has started to apply to all the areas of your life that were previously lacking energy and commitment. The effort, perseverance and strength that you have been developing in your workouts flow with growing intensity into your sense of self worth and it doesn’t stop there. You are more nimble at work and everything from your relationships to the farthest touch points of your life feel infused with greater potential.When you are living your life and you know that you are giving the pursuit of your dreams your max effort, there comes a profound sense of fulfilment that nourishes you in a way that makes life feel grand. It’s not about a dress size or a number on a scale – it’s about training for a life well lived.
Which one are you?
I have been number 2 for a long time now. And i kinda knew it. Now? Now i want to train like a warrior and move to number 3. Those constant choices of discipline - being victories. The name of the blog and the workout is "We Found Love" - I know when i discovered Bodyrock.tv - i found love. :)
Happy Friday! I had a nice day. Good eating and a damn good workout (Thanks Sulf!) - in 27.5 degrees C. What is that all about?!!?
IT'S SO ON. ;)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
I'm much better today.
I didn't eat until last night. The stabbing pains had faded mostly, and i'd just stayed hydrated. I didn't choose the best thing to eat... after having a sore tummy for days. I ate Indian. There, I've confessed. Ugh. I was hungry and fancied something i'd really like. I'm so embarrassed of myself sometimes!
I did fine with the food, even though it wasn't the best choice. I've hopped around today and quickfired my days doing various little exercises. I have the feeling of being ready to go again. I'm sorry to everyone for how many stops and starts i've had over the past... gosh knows how long it's been going on for now. Consistency can be something i struggle with.
I had a positive, happy day at work and got home late. No second thoughts, i went to get changed - and wore my new Nike sports bra and wore that for the first time. NICE fit, really happy with it. If only i had the flat tum to wear it solo!
I did Zuzana's new workout 'Silent Killer' www.bodyrock.tv/2011/09/27/silent-ki
ller-workout/ and WOAH. It wasn't very silent at my house! *huff, puff, splutter* With the heat we're currently getting in the UK plus it being a while since exercise, the sweat was pouring out of my. My hamstrings felt like they were about to cramp, and i planned to leave the weights out for the second round, but pushed it out of my mind and carried on. Oh how i stretched at the end. My leggies are seizing up haha.
Also did some pullup challenge, Day 2 of week -2 (1 pullup) ( twentypullups.com/node/10 ) which had 3 whole pullups in the routine and 2 negatives. The 3rd pullup was mega weak, and i barely pulled up to past the bar. Practice practice practice!
I've done a lot of thinking about my lifestyle and choices. Up and down. Long story short, i'm glad that the 'breaks' in my lifestyle are the non-exercise and junk food breaks. Rather than it being the other way around - the healthy eating and great exercise are the small bouts in a crappy lifestyle. That has to count for something.
I can do this, for myself.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I have lots to catch up with everyone so I gotta find the time later!
Just wanted to blog, i'm working. I think i may have overindulged a little too much because i have spent today doubled over with really sharp tummy pains. I'm getting through the day though, and it's better to be at work taking my mind off it rather than be in bed feeling sorry for myself!!
I'm a bit scared to weigh myself right now, but it has to be done. I'm done with eating crap now and need to get back to some tough workouts.
The way i'm feeling right now, I fancy doing a bloody hunger strike or fast... i haven't ate all day as i'm scared to - as i've had visits to the toilet lots (TMI - apologies!) yet i'm still all bunged up inside? Will just ride it out for a while me thinks.
I have lots of pictures to share with everyone and hopefully a little burpee vid - which isn't great but it was an adrenaline rush to do it haha! Ciao for now!
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