I do apologize for the lack of responses lately. I had my birthday party this past weekend (5/1-5/2) and have been working crazy hours while also getting a my leg sleeve started. This has been the most busy my life has been in a while. I’m ready for some sleep and for life to calm back down so I can focus on the gym more again lol. But I’ve still been tracking food and I’ve been doing pretty well staying in my calories goal and just keeping the weight off.
I went for the high caloric score and found it. What a dumb day that was.
Yesterday (4.27.21) was a good day. I got a dang good workout in and felt great afterwards. I think it was a good day for moving and workout out.
Food I could have done better but I haven’t been grocery shopping so now I’m dwindling on my healthy snack foods and I was super hungry after my workout yesterday so I ate. It wasn’t the best but I hit my protein goal was barely over my fats and was under my carbs. Not perfect but I will survive. One bad days won’t throw me off.
Today (4.28.21) is my birthday I’m doing my best to be healthy all day but I have cake in my near future lol and I’m going to have some cause balance. Today is a rest day but I am doing to be hitting a small workout just some yoga. Oddly my birthday is one my worst mental health days and I can feel myself not being in a good place. I’m not in a terrible place but it’s not good either. I’m just trying to survive. My birthday was not always a good time for me. Most of my late teens and 20s I’ve had at least one anxiety attack on it so now I’m just not vibing with my birthday which is why April is so hard for me. I know I need to be positive and make it through work so I can have my therapy session but it’s hard. This is why my month has been dedicated to focusing on mental health to prep me for today but I still feel like a failure and like I want to cry. I will be okay though just need to get out of my own head.
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My Apple Watch died before I could close my stand ring last night which is poop lol
April 26th update:
I kept my food oddly balanced. I felt like I ate a lot but I was within my total calories so that’s a positive. It was a good day for food.
Working out I felt amazing as I had hit a PR for Romanian Deadlifts. I keep working on my lifts and trying grow and I am so glad when I can. It really is my favorite non-scale victory being able to challenge myself to a heavy lift and accomplish it. Super proud!
I hit a new PR today with my RDL. I hit 75kg (roughly 165lb)!! That’s up roughly 16kg (~36lb) since my last PR post on 4.2.21 which was Sumo.
I know this isn’t a lot but I am proud of myself damnit! Having just started lifting recently I am so excited for this.
Let me have my moment.
Hello Happy Monday!
(Yes I’m being one of those people today lol cause my birthday is this week) so we started our celebration early with Saturday 4.24.21 being the beginning of a week long celebration of me!
Saturday I woke up I hit the gym and I lifted. I worked out super hard then came upstairs to find the boyfriend made kodiak cake muffins and they were good. He made peanut butter chocolate chip for me and lemon blueberry for him we also had some milk with them. Then he left me open presents. I got many cool things including the kayak lift I’ve been asking for. So we set out and assembled those bad boys and they took forever to put up. However my kayak is no longer sitting on the ground but is now hanging from the garage ceiling where I can still fit my jeep under it. Once we finished that I was hungry and kept seeing our favorite Spanish place was having pizza so we ordered and I went to pick it up. Overall food and activities it was a good day.
Sunday (4.25.21) was also busy with cleaning. I wanted to reorganize the bedroom and finish unpacking it since we still hadn’t done that lol. So , we did but first I made breakfast. I made eggs, bacon, and kodiak chocolate chip waffles. They were amazing. I have a serious obsession with kodiak cakes. I digress, breakfast was so filling though we accidentally skipped lunch worked right through it. The boyfriend made country style smoked ribs with just a dry rub and we had Amish Mac salad and a couple drinks. It was a good good day again.
Both days I closed my move ring which is my goal. I plan to try to start working out 3-5 days a week (either all week Monday to Friday rest days Saturday and Sunday or Monday to Thursday and off Friday on Saturday and off Sunday) my current schedule is Monday and Tuesday on Wednesday off Thursday and Friday on and off on the weekends. This current schedule I find it hard to just stop mid week and wanting to start up again. So we will find what works best for me. Either way I want to start closing my move ring daily.
Really solid, mindful day. Started with a lower impact 20 minute ride on the bike, finished with 1 hour of hitting crappy shots at the driving range. Nasty nasty hook.....
In all I think this weekend might have been a kick in the pants I needed to get more focused than I may have been.
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Day 1 of cleanse was something special hahaha. Only 13 more days to go and holy cow.....
Did ok with my nutrition today and drank a ton of water. No exercise though. Took a much needed day off.
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My goodness am I slacking this week. I meant to get up early to work out but got notice that one of my auto run codes failed so I had get online to fix that. Then I worked all day rushed around to go to my hair appointment then came home had class and went to bed. It felt like a busy day but I think it was more mentally exhausting than physical.
Food wise I feel like I was oddly balanced for not having a plan all day except for breakfast lol. So I winged lunch and had a rice bowl with leftover. I let the boyfriend decide dinner and he made Mac and cheese which I added leftover steak and shrimp too. Ultimately it was a tasty day but not very great macros wise.
Yuck of a day. Worked nearly 18 hours. Guys, I'm not in healthcare or anything, I work at a desk all damn day. Great job at least.
Did not eat well despite a killer ride on the Peloton.
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I felt like I wasn’t seeing much results lately scale wise but I measured my waist for the first time since moving. My last waist/ tummy measurement was March 1st and it 48 inches. I just measured today (after breakfast cause I didn’t think about it) and it was 41.5 inches. My hips were measuring at 49 inches on March 1st and today they measured at 42.5 inches. That’s like 6.5 inches off my waist and hips. I’m so incredibly proud of myself for that. I will keep working hard. I will also remember to love myself and look for the non-scale victories.
Motivation was not there yesterday but I still powered through a workout. It was upper body and I just didn’t feel like it but I did it. I finished work went downstairs and did my full routine (which included 2 different supersets). Today is typically my rest day but with my hair appointment tomorrow I’m working out today and resting tomorrow.
Food I felt like wasn’t bad but my fat was definitely higher than anticipated. I have breakfast and lunch today planned with it being hopefully better than yesterday. I didn’t feel like making breakfast yesterday so I took the boyfriend’s pre-made jimmy dean sausage which is more fat than anything. As for dinner today I have no idea what I’m doing. Thinking shrimp tacos though.
Overall, mentally I’m feeling pretty good just exhausted. I have one week until my birthday and I’m not prepared for it. I cried in the shower yesterday thinking about it. Oh how I hate this time of year. Goal this week/month is focus on feeling good mentally and taking care of my mental health.
This weekend (4/17 & 4/18) was mellow. I had my Covid vaccine on Thursday night. Felt okay Friday then Saturday woke up with a migraine. I couldn’t shake the migraine all weekend and spent most of my weekend sleeping. I did get outside and did some gardening and went to get my nails done.
Food wise was not that great with my tasks happening in the morning I didn’t eat breakfast and then ate lunch then slept through dinner both days. It was a mess. Definitely not a healthy weekend food or activity wise but I will definitely say I feel good with all the sleep I got and all the water I drank.
Today I’m feeling okay just need to make it through work and then hit a workout then have class. It will be a great day. Need more water though.
Overall, it was an interesting weekend. Just need this week to be as strong as last week.
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Oops I didn’t take a rest day! Wednesday are typically my rest day but I made it a goal to do a little more weight training yesterday. This was in prep for if I don’t have the energy or vibe to do it tonight or tomorrow since I get my Covid vaccine tonight.
I know some friends who have gotten it and said they didn’t feel up to par the next day due to soreness. So I wanted to take the precaution. Also worse case scenario I feel fine and only have two rest days this week (Saturday and Sunday). But yesterday I kind of just messed around with no real structure with the weights to do things like better my form. So I did deadlifts without the focus of how much but with the focus of pushing into the ground and hinging my hips. I feel like it’s important to have time to focus on posture and form. It was nice to keep it relaxed.
Food I didn’t do too bad. I did have a craving for chocolate so I had some. I enjoyed it. It was what I needed while doing my school work as I do still find some solace in food(I’m working on it). I did have more protein again and I think I’m getting better at this. Had a huge steak for dinner and have leftovers for lunch today and my spinach rice with corn too. Lunch was two homemade Turkey burgers with mozzarella and organic cheese puffs. Breakfast was egg wrap with fiesta corn salad and cheese. Overall I enjoyed all my foods and I am happy how the day went.
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Woah yesterday (4/13/21) was something!!
I felt kind of crappy during my last half of work as my anxiety was very very very high. I got overwhelmed and cried for the last hour at work. I wasn’t in a good mental state. I felt super uncomfortable with class and work and just let it be too much. Once I was able to settle down I was able to come up with a game plan for this week and to get some grip on my life. I get very anxious when I feel out of control of my life and this time of year I tend to be anxious already so the change in my class schedule and work just threw me into a spiral.
After my slight breakdown I got myself together and worked out for an hour. It was upper body day and I feel it in my shoulders and chest today. It was a good day in the gym and I felt great afterwards. I love the feeling after a workout where I feel like I was in control of something in life especially in times like now with my life. It was good. Today should be my rest day but I’m thinking of doing a little lower body day today and upper again tomorrow. I get my COVID vaccine tomorrow and am not sure how I’ll feel Friday in terms of working out.
Food use to be my go to when I felt stressed. I am a huge stress eater so yesterday I count as a win. I had some candy but not too much just two pieces of homemade. I tried to keep it balanced but didn’t check my macros until the end of the day so I didn’t stress over it. I was super proud of my protein intake. Overall it was a nice day.
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Yesterday(4/12/21) was a pretty good day.
I wasn’t feeling 100% but I took it slow and still got a workout done. It was a lower body day so the squats were real and my legs are feeling it today lol. I’m ultimately ready for a nap as I was up later than usual with homework. Today is upper body and I’ll be taking it slow again and making the most of it.
Food wise yesterday was great. I did better on my protein than I thought I did. I had started the day with basically no protein then upped it at dinner to finish the night off right. Overall a good day.
My focus is still my mental health this week and probably the rest of this month. I just want to be okay mentally cause then everything else will be okay.
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This past weekend was busy but not as busy as the past couple.
I was moving but I also had time to take it easy and nap in the hammock lol. Went night fishing Saturday into Sunday and caught nothing but tiny baby catfish. That was the most exciting thing I did all weekend.
Food wise this weekend was pretty dang balanced. Back to doing best with nutrition today.
This week I have decided to just work on being the best me I can be. If that means having a snack that may not be considered the healthiest but will make me feel good then so be. However it also means doing things that make me happy like zoodles tonight with dinner. I’m really focusing on my mental health this week as I know when it get closer and closer to my birthday I tend to decline in mental health due to past trauma causing issues.
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Friday (4/9/21) was a great day!
I worked an 8 hour day then I hit the gym for an hour and a half cause I was excited to lift. I haven’t been this excited about the gym in a while. It was super nice to just finish work, go downstairs, and kickass. I loved it. I’m excited to do it again today.
Food wise on Friday was also awesome! I did a lot more protein than normal which may be why I felt soo good. I fueled my body right!
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I'm obviously a bit late posting this but it was a very long night and I slept a lot. Good day all around well planned one or two deviations but nothing overly terrible.
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