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I was tagged by Kristen last night to post “what I’m doing now” while I was leaving the gym. Look at the Fall sky, y’all! That is God and all of his glory right there! I had a trying day at the office, a pretty good workout and walked out to THAT. My day/night got even better from there! We didn’t do anything special but a random trip to the comic book shop on a weekday was a needed treat.
Two gratuitous photos from the gym last night. I did steady-state cardio on the stairmaster because I don’t believe in only doing HIIT. I like to warm-up in the 60-90 step range. And yes, I’m still wearing makeup. I know, I know! One of these days I’m going to live my life right.
What is your favorite, simple Fall meal?
This post was fueled by coffee, pumpkin yogurt with granola and Frank Sinatra Christmas tunes.
Thanks to Michelle (awesome co-worker…the only one I speak to before coffee) I’m signed up to participate in the 100 Happy Days challenge because some days I need a reminder. I’m committed to posting a picture of something that makes me happy everyday…for 100 days! I chose Instagram as my platform of choice, duh, so you’ll find the pictures there. Read more about 100 Happy Days to see if it is something you would like to be a part of.
I have no clue as to what my stats are because this girl was super busy last week so I didn’t find time to measure or weigh-in. I’m perfectly content with that. I will try to hop on the scale in the morning so that I can give a full rundown.
I don’t have the most dramatic transformation but I’m happy! Lost some fat, awesome! Built some muscle, even more awesome! I’m proud of myself for completing the challenge…even though Mike had to force me to post my final results. I spent an hour looking at other people’s transformations on Bodyspace. Ugh!
Instead of rushing to upload my final pictures, I made the mistake of minding other peoples’ business/body/whatever. Don’t do that! Be proud of YOU and all of the work that YOU do to make YOURSELF awesome. Yes, congratulate others but don’t forget to give yourself a smack on the butt too!
After getting myself out of a temporary funk, I posted my after photos with pride. I’m taking steps towards my goals and am moving at a slower pace than some. It’s what works for me.
I was ON point last week. I killed every workout, I filled my body with whole foods and then it happened. I went to a local St Patrick’s Day festival on Saturday and had a few beers. Then I had wings and ice cream on Sunday. I regret nothing. It was glorious. Ha!
This is week 10 of the 100K Transformation Challenge and I’m pumped to be at the home stretch. I’m excited to see everyone’s progress but I’m also proud of the fact that I’ve stuck with it. There were times when I wondered why I was doing any of this “fitness stuff”. Just being completely honest.
I would then remind myself that I set goals and I want to be a good role model for Harper. How can I tell her to live boldly and not do so myself?
Yeah…eff the scale because 10 weeks and a six pound difference would’ve sent me straight to Dunkin’ Doughnuts in the past. All of that work and only six pounds. SIX. Eff this noise…I’m getting ice cream. Because muscle is more dense than fat it takes up less space in the body.
For my long term goal of doing a fitness competition next year, I will need to drop more weight and about 6% more body fat.
I’ve been raving about the Tone It Up Girls for years now and have yet to buy their nutrition program. I’m thinking that I’ll get it for my birthday at the end of the month. I love what they stand for and I’m getting lazy at looking for recipes. Ha! They have it all laid out for you and they do several updates a year. Why haven’t I bought it before…I hate spending money on myself. I feel so guilty when I buy something that’s more than 20 bucks. After seeing their nutrition members’ photos on Instagram, I’m finding that most of the recipes are Harper friendly. I just didn’t want to invest $150 in a nutrition program that my family wouldn’t benefit from also. For my ultimate goal, nutrition is key so its time to invest. Right?! Right!
Do you invest in yourself? Comment below on the last thing you did for yourself!
Come stalk me on bodyspace for more updates and progress pictures.