Monday was a real bitch to me this week. It started off ok, except I was just SO tired and it was SO hard to get out of bed. But I pushed through and the real storm started as I was leaving work. I was on track to leave on time and then in real Monday fashion 8 thousand things came up just as I was leaving. I was rushed, my hands were full and I had to stop in and grab a box to take with me to our meeting offsite the next day. My hands were full so I put my water in my laptop bag. Yep- I put my WATER in my LAPTOP bag. Not a smart idea. I dropped all my stuff in my car and went to the gym. As I went to grab my water bottle I noticed the lid was off it. Which led me to notice it had spilled all over my bag and all over my laptop. In a panicked state I called our IT department and was instructed to take the battery out and just leave it alone. Which for anyone who knows me well knows is torture because I am the most impatient person I know and I had to just wait to see if it would work. The gym was a nice distraction and the workout was a great one.
We started with strength and we did 5 sets of 5 back squats. I worked with a friend of mine I have known since I started there, and we worked up to 115 lbs for 5. It felt good and I was feeling strong. I think I could have increased and made it a PR but I stopped there. Then we moved onto the WOD:
1 min plate push
1 min slam balls
1 min box steps
1 min push press
1 min rest
I used 55 lbs for my push press which got heavy for a minute but I managed to bang off about 12-15 each of the four rounds.
When I got home I was texting with a friend’s husband about my computer and I was getting really stressed about it. It caused me to not have such a great night. Then something amazing happened. J went and picked up our cd of photos from our photographer!!!
So my home computer doesn’t take cd’s. My work computer clearly wasn’t going to work, so J went across and got his Mom’s laptop, which is also damaged and had a big green smudge across the screen. We were able to look at them anyway but it wasn’t the perfect glimpse of them. I loved them. SO SO SO SO much. Here’s onee I took from her website to show off until I get ours uploaded.
Then our photography posted a beautiful one to her instagram which I reposted on mine.
The pictures just make me so happy. Honestly, it was like a dream that day so I love looking at the photos and reliving it. I will likely be overloading you for awhile with new ones. Especially once I have them all uploaded.
Tuesday and today I worked offsite and attended meetings. I was surrounded by goodies and treats all day. It was hard to avoid them and I allowed myself to indulge a little. I am trying to learn moderation and balance. So far so good. Today is a regular gym day but since I was offisite I didn’t get back in time to make my usual class. I decided to go to the mall and cross a task off my to do list. I ordered some pants from the Gap on a black Friday deal and I ordered what I thought was a size smaller as I have noticed that my pants are all pretty baggy and frumpy looking since my weight loss. However when I got them (on Monday) which was SO quick by the way, I tried them on and they felt loose. I checked the size of my old ones and I bought the same size! So I went today and traded them in for a smaller size. Thankfully they had both pairs in my size.
When I got home I had about half an hour until I had to go pick C up from her Grandmother’s house. I really wanted to just chill for a bit but I wouldn’t let myself. I knew I would feel better if I worked out and got sweaty. I put together this workout.
I almost stopped at 3 rounds but I didn’t let myself, I forced myself to stick with it and do two more rounds and got an amazing workout in. It’s so easy to quit or to not even start, I try to look forward and remember how I feel AFTER and I know it will be worth it. Consistency is so important too if any progress is going to be made. I need to just remember that. After I finished I went and picked up C and got her in the shower and to bed etc and I made myself dinner.
I just threw some sweet potatoes in with some kale salad and bam dinner was served. I had snacked on some chicken in the car on the way home from the mall as well. The rest of the night will be spent relaxing which personally I think is well deserved.
How has your week been so far?
How do you push yourself to work out when you aren’t feeling it?