REBOOT DAY 57 - Chest & Back + Ab Ripper X
Monday, April 19, 2010
Greetings SparkBabies! I'm ba-ack!
YES! I've been back home for about a week now; I returned from my big sis' house sicker than a dog from a chocolate overdose. I had an awful cold plus allergies that had me bed-ridden for a few days-- but I'm back to 90% now!
Things didn't quite go as I'd planned when I was in Douglasville, and I lost all my steam for a while. One of my resistance bands broke, all the pollen out there had me choked up, and I gained 5 lbs back. I was a sad panda.
However, once I got home, those 5 lbs disappeared within a few days! I fell off the wagon with my nutrition, but it's been better recently. I haven't been pressing play, but I was DETERMINED to do it today-- and whaddaya know, the determination REALLY paid off!
I could tell it had been a while since I pressed play (two weeks to my shame), but on the plus side, I killed that first round of pushups today! Instead of starting off on my knees, I was able to push many of them out on my toes (initially, then I had to go to the knees, lol) and I was SO proud. ANY progress is GOOD progress in this case! My body, especially my arms and my core, feel a lot stronger, and I'm so happy! Even though I was dog tired after Chest & Back, I still soldiered through Ab Ripper X, where I REALLY notice I've lost a lot of steam. BUT I'm not beating myself up about it. I'll get stronger and stronger still. I'm gonna get back on it, for the sake of those two adorable bikinis (and an upcoming trip to a beach later on this summer-- EEEEEEE!!!) and better-fitting clothing to look forward to!
Goodness, pressing play today resulted in an endorphine rush something serious... I MISSED THE HECK OUT OF THIS!!! Not to mention, I've been missing all my lovely Spark Friends! Thank you guys for checking up on me and sending me such caring messages. You helped give me the boost to really do it today! I'm sharing my computer now, so it'll take a while for me to reply to your messages, but I promise I will, and your girl is now back on track!
Silly silly me... I will admit that I was apprehensive, even downright afraid to press play today, because I didn't want to see anywhere that I may have gotten weaker. But fear is not of GOD, therefore, it shouldn't be of me. I'm so thankful for the strength to NOT feel sorry for myself and press play anyway-- what a boost in confidence! I've gotten SO many compliments from people who haven't seen me in a while. It's awesome to see the looks, and how surprised they are when they say 'Wow, have you lost weight? You're looking good~!'
Thankful to be so motivated and blessed after such a stagnant period!! Thankful to have motivated other people, and I hope to continue doing such. We're all in this together, and we're doing big things for ourselves and our future.
What an awesome workout and an awesome day!
You can bet your sweet kumquats I'll be pressing play tomorrow! I used to fear Plyometrics-- but with the way I'm feeling, I say BRING IT ON!! I got goals to accomplish!!