It's 10:49 and I have just wobbled my way into bed. This is day #2 of working out and I am honestly feeling fantastic...
Yesterday I decided I was going to create a Fitspiration board & stick it on my giant cork board by my desk. My board doesn't have any bodies on it except my 3-photo collage of my "before" because as much as I want an improvement to look like others I don't know how my results will look so I don't want to compare myself. So I surrounded my photos with fun/motivational/funny quotes that I've pulled from various fitness pages on IG. I have started to follow a dozen or so fitness pages in the last couple of weeks and I realized it was time to get off my butt and work towards my resolution.
So that got me started and I had my first workout that focused on upper body and abs. I have a pretty simple upper body routine but I always feel great after doing it (when I actually do it 😅) and I added in a few more moves with a resistance cable. I added in a bit of yoga (which I totally need to do more of because I want to work on flexibility & maybe even get my splits back!) to help cool down and stretch before and after which was great for me.
Then. Today. My arms, back and abs have been sore all day, but that "good-I'm-so-glad-I-worked-out sore" which has helped me stay motivated for today. I didn't want to overdo it so I decided today was a leg/booty day and it just so happened that Tone It Up released a video yesterday for lower body so I did that routine. You can check it out here and if you do it let me know how it goes! I didn't do as many reps for some of the moves because they just killed me but I'm proud I got it done. My legs were (and still are) feeling like jelly and my butt is yelling at me for the torture I put it through, but it's all worth it in the end!!
Starting on Sunday my cousin and I are going to start the recent 30 day challenge put out by TheDailyHiit group on YouTube. I'm so scared but it is going to be soooo worth it! I'm hoping to stay motivated & that I don't lose focus & I'm sure being held accountable by my cousin will help. I will be allowing myself to take extra rest days if I need them so I will allow the challenge to run for 45 days (not more) if necessary but I am going to make sure I don't start finding excuses to not workout. TDH workouts are rarely more than 12 minutes because of their high intensity focus so I truly can't say I don't have time.
Maybe I'll be brave enough to post my before shots & my weekly progress photos to help with the motivation. Do you have any fitness goals you are working on? I'd love to hear them, or if you are someone who is already really active what are your pointers for staying motivated? Share your secrets 😉
Have a goodnight