Friday, February 8, 2013

a workout journal {week 4}

If you would have told me 4 weeks ago that I would still be working out, I wouldn't have believed you. I can't say that it has gotten easier, because it is hard to keep doing something that hurts. I liked what one of my friends said on Facebook, "The workouts should not be easy, or everyone would be doing it!" Amen to that.

One day I heard a ripping sound in my pants as I was doing squats...that was not the ego boost I was hoping for.

I usually save the crying for after the workout, but one of the days I could barely get through the workout without tearing up. Some of these things are really hard for my body to do, and sometimes you make a fool of yourself when you try. Yes, I realize I should be proud of myself for trying, but it doesn't make it feel good to fall on your face.

Instead of going to a workout one day I decided to create a playroom, and wipe off the stationary bike that had an inch of dust collecting on it. I am excited to start using this to mix things up.

I was asked what kind of workouts I am doing, and this is just a sample of one I did last week. This cute girl in the video is the main instructor.

I was in bed determined to come up with any excuse to not go yesterday morning, but I went. It is starting to become something I need to get me out of grumpy moods. Yes, it does make me cry, but it makes me feel so much better. 

When this all started I didn't want to change my diet, and so I haven't. This is why I probably haven't quit working out, the small steps help me keep sane. One day I will change my diet, once I have a handle on the working out. In the past I have become unbearable to be around when I have tried to change it all. So, although it would be lovely to be seeing bigger results, I have to pace myself.

Week 4 down, yo.


Emily said...

Okay, your few comments were the best part of the video. And I would totally cry too. And throw my water bottle at the instructor. That looks hard--much harder than spin class, Pilates and yoga. And I've never given up Diet Coke even though LeanMoms wanted me to. That would have put me over the edge.

kendahl said...

You are so amazing. In and out. This circuit business looks tough! I am so proud of you for sticking with it. Really.

Let me know when you want to do waffles! :)

Heather said...

Ok that looks super fun! And no, I'm not being sarcastic, I'd really enjoy doing that. I wish I could come do it with you!

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

Um..OH MY GOSH...That is insane!! You are seriously my hero for doing all of that stuff!

Jessica McGuire said...

Don't stop! No matter how small the steps are, keep moving. I'm so so so proud of you. You got this.

Ps. I once tried Zumba and threw my arm straight up into the ceiling fan.

Rudy Rukus said...

Emily and I are one common soul!! I love that. And keep coming to work out cause I love seeing your awesome face!