I know I’m a bit late with posting this as I normally post my update on a Sunday but I’ve been feeling extremely lazy the last few days. I didn’t get much sleep on Wednesday night and it kinda threw me; I’m still catching up on sleep now!
I haven’t done too badly the last week; admittedly I only exercised once but my eating was not too bad. I attended my first ever body pump class on Tuesday last week and I really enjoyed it. It was pretty hard work. I had to do a routine of shoulder presses, bicep curls, deadlifts, squats and lunges with a weighted bar. We started off with five reps of everything and then increased the number each time, ending with 20 reps of each move. It absolutely killed me and I was still feeling the burn in my thighs three days later.
I had intended to go to Insanity on Thursday but I could still barely move from Pump two days before so I decided to give it a miss. Although I only exercised once, I still managed to lose 1lb which means i am only 2lbs away from having lost a stone and I am determined to get there!
I’ve decided to stop setting myself exercise targets as I never seem to reach them and it’s making me feel like a failure. I know that even if I only exercise once during the week it’s more than I was doing before so I’m definitely headed in the right direction. I don’t feel like I have lost motivation yet and I do actually enjoy the classes when I go so it doesn’t feel as much of a chore as I thought it would. Going with friends has really helped me with actually going as we always have a good gossip and it’s something I actually look forward to.
I’ve learnt over the last couple of weeks that I shouldn’t feel guilty about every little treat I have, every day I don’t go to the gym etc as it really doesn’t help matters. If anything it makes things worse as if I’m beating myself up over the little things it puts me down and I don’t feel like doing anything which could quite easily lead me to giving up completely. Instead I’m going to focus on the little achievements and try not to be too hard on myself. I’m hoping that this will be the key to me continuing my journey towards becoming a healthier, happier person.
If anyone has any tips on staying motivated please let me know in the comments as I could use all the help I can get!