Sometimes I get a little too gung-ho and get totally ahead of myself. Yesterday was a prime example. In my Dietbet V.2.0 announcement, I also committed to doing a 100 sit-ups, 100 push-ups, 100 burpees every day challenge for the 4 weeks of my Dietbet, WITHOUT first attempting that workout.
I did the workout yesterday. It sucked. Today I’m hurting. And overall today, I ‘m feeling quite crappy. I hate when people commit to something and then back out, so I’m not going to do that, but I am going to give myself a couple of clauses, and modify my commitment.
I will commit to 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 50 reverse sit-ups, and 50 burpees every day, with the exception of 1 rest day every week.
Tonight, I almost didn’t get off my butt. I was feeling lazy.
But, I turned to Twitter to get some motivation, and pretty soon, I was in my gym. I decided to do some more core stuff to help me build that back up. After Thursday’s core work, my abs were very sore Fri/Sat, so obviously, I have work to do.
Tip : When you are not feeling the workout, turn to social media, especially if you follow active people that will motivate you. Remember that you will *almost* never regret a workout, but you will regret if you don’t even give it a try! Make deals with yourself, start by saying I’m just going to do 10 minutes, and chances are, after 10 minutes, you’ll be in the zone, and ready to keep going.
Apparently after Cathy guest posted about her hiking trip a few weeks ago (Cathy & Mark Do Southern BC), she caught the blogging bug, and is guest posting another summer hiking trip in the Pacfic Northwest. This time Cathy, Lisl, and Lauren took on a week long hiking trip to the North Cascades.
A few weeks ago, my good friend and running partner, Cathy, and her bf Mark, went on a road trip to do some hiking, camping, and trail running in Southern BC. I thought this might be a great chance for her to do a guest blog post and review of their trip.
I started doing #PlankADay last Tuesday, July 17th, and have managed to remember and force myself to do one everyday since. And every plank has been longer than the previous plank. I know this trend will not continue forever, but for now, I’m damn proud of my progress!
Update on today’s somewhat depressing post (I gathered that from the texts from friends that came in with sad faces, and asking if I was ok!)
But, never fear, getting it out on paper computer screen helped put it into perspective and show me what I needed to do and change to dig my way out of this rut, and I got started on it right away tonight…
Maybe if I write it for the world to see, I’ll be able to get out of this stinkin’ rut and back on track with my food and training, before I do any real damage.
Right now, I’m on day 6 of eating semi-crappy, and the same for semi-crappy workouts.
Warning : Super long ramblings and confessions of a girl in a training/eating rut, and what she thinks will help her, hurt her, and where to go from here. Read at your own risk of yelling at me to get off the couch, or to stop whining!
Well, to start off, I have to say that I had a blast! This race was a ton of fun, and even though it took most people 3-6 hours, almost everyone finished with a huge smile on their face, great memories, and a feeling of accomplishment!
Team Warrior Mentality at the start
Does that mean that this is the “toughest event on the planet?”