Monday 6 May 2013
If you’re like me (out-of-shape-mom-of-a-toddler) you know how ‘those days’ feel. You’re exhausted, not really feeling 100%, and the prospect of a tough workout that you’re not certain you can do seems so incredibly daunting. That was me today. For the first time in my blogging adventure I’m writing a pre-note almost a week ahead of when I plan to write a post because I think this is important. I woke up this morning and had, what I thought, was a huge breakfast. “Okay,” I said, “I trust that Nichole knows what she’s talking about so I’ll eat it.” It wasn’t until later on in the morning that I realized I’d made a huge mistake:
I am an idiot. I don’t know how I misread the 4 tbsp of ground turkey sausage for 4 ounces. My mishap ended up giving me twice as much meat as I was supposed to have (4 tbsp = 2 ounces). I decided I would skip the protein that I was supposed to have later in the afternoon since I’d had so much with breakfast. A few hours later, I had lunch. A couple hours after that I ended up taking a nap with C and I woke up feeling horrible. I was exhausted. Still full. Working out and eating were the last things on my mind. But I’m no quitter and so when my husband got home from work I forced myself to get in my workout. Mountain climbers, reverse lunges, high knees, thrusters, and several other cardio movements (which you do in repeating circuits) later, I feel amazing.
I never, ever, in a million years, thought that a difficult workout would give me the energy I’ve been missing all day. So as you go on to read my post for this week keep this in mind. Maybe you’re wondering if Revolt is right for you or maybe you just need that motivation to get off the couch (once you’re done with this post, of course): Do it. I’m not in the best physical shape of my life. I’m overweight (like almost 75% of us here in America) and I haven’t been a hard core gym go-er. So you can relate?! Trust me when I say that what I learned today is that, even when it seems like the farthest thing from what you think you want to do, a good workout may be exactly what you need. If I can do it, so can you!
If there’s anything that I learned from this week it’s this: Just keep moving.
Has my week been perfect?! No. Did I go for that Venti Skinny Vanilla Latte on Wednesday?! You bet. Have I had slip ups? Yes. But I’m still going. I’m making the time to do good things for my body, to get stronger and to learn about what it means to be healthier, better. I amazed even myself last night when I did my minute and fifteen second plank with no problems (something I wouldn’t have been able to get to a couple of weeks ago) followed by my daily May Squat challenge and then my Revolt workout. This isn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever done but it’s worth every drop of sweat and every sore muscle to know that I’m stronger than I was yesterday and I’ll be even better tomorrow…and the next day…and the day after that…
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