Category Archives: Fitness

Active Lifestyle Battle

The constant battle with staying healthy and living an active lifestyle. This concept is in direct contradiction to work lifestyle which encompasses me sitting down in front of a monitor and rarely getting up. I do believe exercise is truly necessary for your daily life. I feel better, more energized, and happier when I am active throughout the day. Squeezing in time for exercise must be part of a daily routine and ever since I moved to a new city and state, my routine has bene nonexistent. The pounds have followed, not a lot but just enough. When you notice you are having trouble zipping up your jeans, it’s time to get up and move. The concept is of course a lot easier in my mind than in practice. My goal is to work out five times a week. These workouts initially are going to be easy. Light jogging combined with walking. But it will start the progression to harder workouts, which I know I physically can do, but have no motivation.

So far this week, I went running/walking on Monday and Tuesday. I want to go running/walking (probably mostly walking) on Wednesday. But as I write this, I already want to just go lay down after work and take a nap.

I’m writing this to remind myself I need to go. At least go walking and get some steps. I will feel better in the long run. It takes a month to establish a habit. I’m at day 2, again. I have tried to start the 30 days for the past two months. I can do it. I must go walking. I must.

Update – I walked and achieved 16K steps for the day.

Tomorrow a 4 mile run!

Insanity Max 30 Is Killing Me!

As part of my plan to regain focus and concentrate on myself in 2015, I decided that I needed to get back in shape.

I injured my shoulder last year and unfortunately it just took me out of commission. The first time I seriously pulled a muscle, so I waited three weeks, nursed it and went back. I lasted maybe two weeks before I pulled it again. It was really bad, so bad I had migraines because the shoulder muscle was pulling another neck muscle. So, I decided to take off more time. I think I waited a month and then started going back. I think my body was just telling me no because I pulled a lower back muscle. Funny story but I couldn’t bend down, so I quit my workout early, somehow drove home, and managed to get out of my car. Except I couldn’t exactly take off my clothes to get in the shower or basically do anything. My hubby wasn’t home, since he was playing basketball at his gym, so I had to call the gym and tell a guy over the phone to please go find him in the basketball court because it was an emergency. I told him to come home. I was desperate. The incident basically told me I had to take it easy, so I took time off to heal my body.

I went back the first week of January!

On a side note- My work has afternoon classes that are run by company employees, so I get to workout with a fun group of people and I don’t have to pay a dime! No gym membership for me baby! Savings of $40 a month. Plus, the workout room is in my building, I just have to tell myself I can make it down three flights of stairs instead of having to convince myself to drive somewhere.

We started an the insanity max 30 program. It’s a super intense program but it only lasts 30 minutes a day. You think this is short? Well, it might be short but you end up dead afterwards. I’ve been so tired after work, I have just been falling asleep on the couch when I get home.

It’s getting better…last week I probably made it to 9:30 PM each night? Considering I was passing out around 7:30 PM, this 2 hour improvement is much better!

I’m already noticing a difference.

I must curse out Sean T a dozen or more time during the 30 minute training. “Sean T you suck…Sean T you don’t need to take off your shirt because you’re tired…Sean T whyyyyy???”

Working out is helping me a lot. I feel better about my body and I feel much healthier. I’m also eating better and avoiding so much fast food. Slowly but surely, I’m getting back into shape. I just wish I had more time in the day because it just goes so quickly.

Are you staying with your new year’s resolutions?