So…I haven’t blogged since last Friday. Yeah. It’s been one of those weeks where every time I had time to sit down and blog, I would have directly been sacrificing sleep, and frankly I just didn’t feel very inspired.
I had a few days this past week where I pushed really hard in the gym, but was starting to feel like results overall were slow or nonexistent, and that’s not a very inspiring thing to blog about. Sometimes it’s hard for me to remember, though, that every single reader goes through that too, and knowing that I go through it is part of the process and can be encouraging. This leads me to number one.
Five Things That Powered My Week:
1. Progress. Will. Come. I. Promise.
Eat clean. Train dirty. One day. One week. One month. One year. It will come.
This was me just 18 months ago:
Some comparison pictures to present day:
18 months might sounds like a long time, but in the grands scheme of life? Transforming your body and your health? In 18 months? THAT’S NOTHING! If you knew you could transform your body in 18 months, would you commit?
The process is NOT easy, but I cannot say it enough times. CONSISTENCY IS KEY. I did not get this far by quitting, by saying “oh this will never work – the things that work for everyone else just don’t work for me.” I didn’t get here by eating crappy food for weeks on end. I got here by eating clean. I also didn’t get here by having one bad day of eating and giving up. I got here by having one “bad” day of eating or one “bad” meal, and immediately turning it around, despite how I felt emotionally. I didn’t get here by skipping the gym, sleeping in, or only training what I wanted. I got here my rock solid commitment to consistency. Anyone can do this. ANYONE. If you want it bad enough.
2. First Outdoor Run of the Year
Sometimes, when my fitness routine is feeling….well….routine, I switch it up with something new. My body was in need of a rest day from lifting earlier this week, so I listened, threw on my running shoes, and did an easy 2 miles outside. My joints did not thank me for the hard pavement in the cold weather, but it was a nice change.
3. Hubby’s Sprouting
I tried this once and failed, and then decided it was too much work, and then basically stopped eating legumes on my continued 80/10/10 experiment, so hubby took it over and did a much better job than I ever did.
4. END. NOW. WINTER. PLEASE.
Mangoes are the only thing getting me through.
I started playing indoor soccer once a week through a local Boston league. I loved the change of exercise and adding something new into my routine. It was amazing to me how out of breath I did NOT get while playing. It used to be so hard, but is now easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Looking forward to this weekly routine on Sunday nights!
Favorite Instagram finds this week:
That’s all for this week, kids. I’m gonna spend the rest of my day learning how to do regression analysis in Excel for my business school class and probably trying to nap at some point so that I don’t murder whoever I see today before they even open their mouth.
Cheer to FRIDAY!