A really big part of this whole process for me is learning to be kind to myself and learning to forgive myself if I fail to meat my sometimes irrational expectations. I'm a perfectionist at heart, and when I don't attain perfection, I - all too frequently - shut down. Looking at some of my prior self-talk, I realized that I was pretty horribly mean to myself, and I'm working to change that.
As part of my 30 days before I turn 30 project, I'm working on putting that lesson into effect when it comes to putting more effort into my friendships, or in some cases, learning to let go when I need to. I'd love any advice or input you have, and you can read about it here: nextthirtydays.wordpress
I've also now completed two weeks of posting my workout plans and doing my best to stick to them! This past week, I did manage to do all of the workouts except Friday's 40 minutes on the treadmill, but starting Wednesday, I also did about 30 minutes of yoga each day including Saturday. I generally go to the gym at night, so I find doing yoga early in the day provides a nice counterpoint but doesn't wear me out enough to interfere with other workouts in the evening. Also, this weekend turned into a kind of major emotional mess for me, and yoga genuinely provided some solace. It's something I want to continue for sure.
That said, here's the workout plan this week! Let's hope I can keep this streak up of sticking to it!
Sunday: Strength - Crunches Circuit Other - Yoga 30 min
Monday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Strength - Crunches Circuit, Arms Other - Yoga 30 min
Tuesday: Strength - Abs with Ball Other - Yoga 30 min
Wednesday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Strength - Crunches Circuit, Arms Other - Yoga 30 min
Thursday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Other - Yoga 30 min
Friday: Cardio - Treadmill 40 min Other - Yoga 30 min
Saturday: Yoga 30 min
As a note, I might also try adding some other machines in at the gym this week. I did the rowing machine briefly last week, and it was pretty great!
Regardless, I'm ready for this to be another good week for my health, and I hope it's a good one for you too!