Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Gymin' It!!

It's been about two months of me being off pre-workouts. It's crazy!! I used to rely on them so much to give me that extra rush so I can push past my limits. But I've come to realize that I don't need to rely on anything besides my natural capabilities. I do bodybuilding workouts, but I'm not a bodybuilder. Competing has never been my goal. I just wanna feel and look good. I've given up on being insecure about my body because I was always so overweight from lack of caring. I've taken control of my health and I've kept it for years now. And although my fitness journey started back in '08, I've never felt as good about my health as I do now. And for that, I'm forever grateful to my Heavenly Father for instilling this passion for weight lifting in me. It's been my best friend when I need to release all the stresses of life back out into the world. 

Today I started both T25 Beta and Erin Stern's 4-week trainer and I absolutely LOVE them both. I struggled last week with getting to the gym cause I was so bored with my program. I faithfully stuck to T25, but only hit the gym twice. So I was too excited to get to the gym today and hit the weights. I did shoulders and arms and exhausted my muscles thru supersets. Aaaaaahhhhhh!! Felt so good!! 

With T25, it's the last half of the 10 weeks and I'm so excited!! I did Core Cardio and it killed me because the moves were so new to me. But I loved it!! I'm so looking forward to dying some more in the morning. Lol. And tomorrow's legs day in the gym so I can't wait since it's gonna be different from what I've been doing. 

I haven't really been taking my protein shakes either. I lost my shaker bottle and I'm too lazy to use my blender all the time. I haven't been taking any supps as well because of my laziness. Hoi. It's not a big deal to me, tho. I'm trying to be more mindful of the Lord's nutrition plan and incorporate mostly whole grains, fruits and vegetable and eat meat sparingly. Which I don't really know what the definition for that is. Once a day, once a week, once a month, once every couple of months?? I have no idea. But the girls and I are going to pray on it and see if the answers we receive are unanimous. And we're also starting with eating meat only in one meal per day. We'll see how long this lasts. This totally sounds like a vegan way of living. And HELLO?? Beyonce's been on this diet!! We need to get our life. Lol. 

The weather's warming up and we've been outdoors more. Aaliyah's gonna start working out in the backyard. I'll most likely join her so she won't be alone. She's taking dynamic fitness at school right now, which is weight training. She said she got to go in the squat rack today for the first time cause it's usually always full. She said she squatted a plate for 12 reps. Then a plate 25 for 15 reps. Then a plate 35 for 20 reps. Whaaaattttt?? I was like, GREAT JOB!! And she was like, yeah full body squats mom. And everyone in her class, mainly the boys, were like, ummmm....where did you learn how to do those? Lol. She laughed and told them she works out with me in the summer time when she's not in school. They were like daannnggggg!! Hahahahaha!! I love that girl. She is so confident in such a healthy way. 

I am so happy the weather's warming up. I can't wait to start hitting the track!! Nothing kills me more than doing sprint intervals on the track!! And I just wanna be outdoors again. I'm over hibernating in my house and in the gym. I wanna go trail running, hiking, swimming at the lake, bike riding, vball and bball at the park, free lunch, and everything else we have to enjoy here in Ogden!! Spring is almost here and summer falls right behind it. I can't wait!! 

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