October 2014 Healthful Pursuit of an LEO Wife
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a few reads I found interesting
Im on the computer a lot, not only during the day for work but also in the evening. In the evenings, Im usually checking out my social media outlets, reading the news, or the latest celebrity gossip. Here are few articles I found interesting that I wanted to share:
14 Bad Habits that Drain Your Energy I can relate to most of these but slides #2 and #3 really stood out to me.
Youre Too Muscular this is a blogger I recently came across and have really been enjoying. This article, specifically, resonated with me and what I see on social media as I follow numerous fitness professionals.
Importance of Consistency Amanda Adams, always a favorite of mine. This article absolutely resonated with me due to my lack of motivation lately. Consistency is so important! For me, its also a slippery slopeif I miss workouts, I will probably start making unhealthy food choices too, then Ill start feeling emotional & mentally sorry for myself, etc, etc.
The Small Things Blog I love this blog. Although the focus is hair & beauty, shes a fun one to follow. I get a lot of makeup and hair tips from this blog.
Neils Yard Remedies I just recently heard about this company and plan to try some of their products. Seems like a great company with amazing and thoughtful products.
60 Minutes story about dogs Did you all see this on 60 Minutes on Sunday? As a dog lover, I found this incredibly interesting.
What articles or blogs are you reading lately? Share in the comments!
Remember how I just spoke about motivation? It seems I may be getting back into the swing of things. A few mini wins:
1) I went on a run on Sundayprobably about 2.5 miles or so.
2) I do my Cardio and Abs workout Monday after work from the bikini babe program from @efitmama. I did it at home instead of going to the gym.
3) Ive made a deal with myself that if I do not get up in the morning for my workout than I have no choice but to workout after work. Or if I know I have plans one evening, I know I have no choice to get up in the morning and do my workout. (hopefully I can keep myself accountable to this)
A couple very small fitness wins but wins nonetheless! Tuesday will be a full body workout per the same bikini babe program. Im not sure if Ill choose to go to the gym or do it from home. The nice thing about this program is that it was actually created to be done at homeI just prefer the gym because I have more weight options and Im more motivated when Im at the gym. However, the thought of going to my gym after work can be dreadfulif I dont get my workout done by 5pm, its a busy mess in there and Ill be fighting for space.
I also realized that my LEO and I have a vacation coming up in early 2015 in which I will be donning a bikini or summer clothes the majority of the time. Thats a nice little motivator too. Another reason that Im glad I found this bikini babe program is that its very conducive to doing anywhere and it doesnt take a ton of time. If I kick into gear, I can generally be done in 45 minutes, which is great for traveling. My last note on this program its a great way to ease back into working out because the first 3 weeks is more circuit-based. If I go straight into body part training, Ill get so stinking sore I wont be able to move.
What is your workout these days? Are you following a program or just make it up as you go?
Good gracious how do you get your motivation back? I hit the gym for a week, then pulled a muscle in my shoulder so sat out for the next week. Then this week my shoulder is pretty much back to normal and guess how many times Ive been to the gym? Zero zilch! I cant even say Ive gone running or done some home workouts because I havent done that either. Booo!
Ive set my alarm for 4:45am every day this week and it hasnt happened. In my defense(sort of), I havent been sleeping well, so I end up making a choice in the middle of the night to pick sleep over gym. In general, sleep is a critical element to health but seriously Kirsten!! Last night I laid awake from 3-4:30am so I skipped the gym this morning. My LEO asked me why I didnt just get up and go to the gymgosh, well, umother than hoping to fall asleep until 6:30am, that probably would have been logical.
I think Im going to start setting 2-3 weekly goals each Sunday(for fitness and otherwise) so I have something manageable to work toward. My goal for tomorrow morning is to get up and go on a run. Im not going to the gym but Im going to get my tush out of bed.
How do you do it? How do you get your mojo back?
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