Today was a rough day for a workout. I just wasn’t “feeling it” but as we all know, it’s during these days we have to push even harder to make sure we get things done, right?
I got a new swimming top yesterday since I’m taking classes on Thursdays. I took a photo and while was surprised at the progress I’ve made, but when looking over it today.. all I see are flaws. All I see is how much work there still needs to occur and it was pretty depressing.
More than anything it’s because of that stupid number on the scale. No.. I haven’t weighed myself this week and trust me, it’s taking all the will power in my body not to do so but I just want it to go down so badly! So.. Here I go. To push myself and do my workout in hopes that my body keeps changing for the better.
Ok, I’m going to be honest, I didn’t think working out would leave me with such an amazing feeling afterwards. I did a triple workout: Hardcore Abs + Pump & Burn + Flow = 460 calories burned.
I know that I could have burned off more calories with a cardio workout but.. early this week I began adding an extra 5 lbs to my weights to make it 30lbs and I could barely lift it. Today? Lifting the weights was much easier! And this is only the 3rd day this week I was lifting that amount of weight! So, yes more calories burned with cardio but the muscle I’m slowly developing can’t be traded for anything.
I’ve been doing well and drinking a Shakeology every day this week. Tomorrow is my last workout of the week. And the month. AND the first level of Les Mills Pump. Today was the last day I will be doing “Pump & Burn” because on Monday I move on up! Since I did an Insanity workout instead of LMP: Sports Attack, I’m going to it tomorrow as opposed to my originally planned Turbo Fire workout. It’ll be my first time doing it too.
While I was doing the chest track of Pump & Burn, the kiddo snapped a photo of me working out. I’m using the 10 lbs weights here and silently trying to find a way to keep pushing forward. I am so stoked to see how much my arms have slimmed down during the past four weeks, it’s seriously incredible and much more than a tape measure can show.
Pushing forward and doing more is what will separate you from the rest!