Friday baby YEAH! It may hit 60 degrees today baby Yeah!
Yesterday I finished the Spark Streak Into Spring 20-day Challenge. I committed to at least 10 minutes of strength training every day. One day abs, one day lower body and one day upper body, repeat. I used the Spark videos as well as videos from fitnessblender.com.
I have started quite a few Spark challenges but I think that's the first Spark challenge I have completed. I feel pretty incredible and stronger. So much so that I'm going to try to continue the streak through the end of the month. I'm thinking about following the Spark 7-day Bootcamp plan this week. I think I've done all of the videos here and there so I think I'll follow the plan over the next week or so.
As many of you know, my mom passed away unexepectedly, four weeks ago today. Each Friday morning since, I turn off my alarm and fill up with the dark memories of that early morning. Needless to say Fridays have been challenging.
I know this too shall pass. Through the last four weeks, I moved. Some days not so much but I took walking breaks at work, walked the dog, did some easy time on the elliptical and did my 10 minutes of strength. None of them were my best efforts but it all helps me work through the grief.
I lost four pounds in less than two weeka after she passed. Food just didn't sit right in my stomach. DH was worried. I told him, fear not, one day I will make up for this and that seems to be what I have done this week! So I'm reigning that in before it goes too far. I haven't weighed myself at all this week so we'll see what Sunday's weigh-in brings.
Regardless what the scale says, I'm happy with the way I look, how my clothes fit and more importantly, the strength I feel. So if the scale is up Sunday, no worries, I'll get it back where it should be just fine.
So I leave you with a song by the Fabulous Thunderbirds that sums up my Fridays (even before my mom passed away). At the same time, it also gives me a little chuckle... why get up?!
"Why get up
How can I get up, Why should I get up
This whole world's gone crazy
Think I've seen enough
I'm gonna sleep forever, why get up"
Get up, get moving and make it a FABULOUS Friday!