This weeks motivational quote – ‘Do it for yourself not for the likes’
Hmmm…. totally agree, however it does sort of clash with me blogging to keep going… I can live with this on the basis that I know myself really well and ‘doing it for myself’ will only work until I find an excuse to stop, and trust me I am brilliant at finding excuses!!
So, week four, this is going to be such a tough week as my son is visiting – he’s at university in London (the U.K. London not the Connecticut one!) it’s so lovely to have him to stay for a bit but it is also the biggest excuse not to exercise yet, especially as he’s only here for a week!
However Monday is here and as number one son is ensconced in front of Netflix – apparently there are shows in the USA that he can’t get in the U.K. – I take the opportunity to head into the basement…
Monday – Legs and Booty, thankfully I tend to like the legs and booty days which makes it easier to get started.
Except for walking lunges, I really struggle with these – basically they hurt! I suppose that means they’re good for me but when they really hurt my balance is rubbish and I end up staggering around the basement whilst doing the lunges, it’s not pretty. I’m just thankful no one can see me!!
I can’t get the height on the bench hops that are on the photo in the book – but I’m hopping and my feet are definitely off the ground 😊
Monday done, tick! My thighs are killing me!
Now off out to find a Chinese for tea – at the request of my son so I couldn’t possibly refuse, I’ll try dieting next week…
Tuesday – yoga day!
Today my husband agreed to do yoga with me, I’m really chuffed, I love being able to share things with him and we love doing things together – good job I’ve got two mats – he has no idea what he’s letting himself in for!
Unfortunately it seems the internet in the basement that I use for streaming the yoga program isn’t fabulous, normally it’s fine however add a teenage boy who’s simultaneously watching Netflix, playing games on his phone and trawling through the internet, means that the yoga program keeps buffering… yoga has been abandoned, the BBQ has been lit instead.
I’m a bit gutted, I like yoga a lot… I have decided to order a yoga box from the yoga club – I know this seems a bit random but I only have two exercise pants and one tee shirt and I think after all this effort I deserve a little treat, once it gets here I’ll do an extra yoga session – I’ve ordered a size M, this may be an error as I’m pretty sure I’m more of a large…
Wednesday – oh goody arms, abs and core = my worst day!
But how is this for commitment, I’m taking my son for a trip to New York for the day and I know we’ll not be back in time to do this in the evening, so I’m up at 5:30am to do the session before we catch the train!!
That is what I call true dedication! What is more I actually find it easier – that may be because I’m half way through before I wake up and realise what I’m doing…
But other than the push-ups – even though they’re the ones on an incline, I still struggle – I actually find the sets ok, and what’s even more surprising I can do the set in seven minutes instead of taking eight.
I wonder if being tired after work affects the workout? I was worried that doing them on an empty stomach would mean I would have no energy…
I don’t suppose anyone has a view on this? I’d love to know what everyone else does!
Thursday – cardio!
Normally this is a nice fast walk/jog for twenty minutes while I listen to my audiobook – I now know what the ‘step up’ in the title of this cycle means… it’s now thirty minutes!
Now the idea is to get up early again and do the cardio before work… except the alarm kept going to snooze… no idea how that happened…
Today is also the day I take my boy back to the airport, now there’s an experience, driving to and from JFK… I had my first iced dunkin coffee for the drive home – I can see why people rave about them, good coffee and a much needed boost – which is indeed needed when trying to negotiate New York traffic. My goodness me it’s ‘interesting’, how I made it back alive I have no idea!!
Unfortunately I get back from the airport so late that cardio was missed, I have very mixed feelings about this and very nearly fibbed in my blog – after all you’d never know – but I need to be honest. I need to be very careful not to make this a habit…
Power Up Friday!!
Yes another week completed! (If you ignore Thursday, and Tuesday…)
I really put my back into this Friday’s Power Up! I think it’s the guilt – six minutes later I’m completely regretting it and dripping with sweat (attractive – not) I finish the week!
Saturday and my yogaclub box arrives – very exciting!!!
It’s beautifully packaged and ok I need to have less of a stomach, but the outfit fits and it’s so gorgeous!! I actually can’t wait to do loads of yoga just to wear it!!