Thursday, February 27, 2014
I got to bed WAY later than I wanted to last night because I allowed the obnoxiousness of others to get to me.
I can't let that happen anymore.
I have for too long allowed outside influences to have too much of an impact on how well I take care of myself.
It's not selfish or narcissistic to practice healthy self-love. I really need to remember that yes, I love myself first and foremost, and I love myself enough to protect myself from harmful outside influences, people who don't have my best interests at heart, and lifestyle choices that are not nourishing to mind, body, and soul.
I may be a little bit grouchy today, but I think that throwing off the rose-colored glasses and taking a hard, take-no-sh*t attitude every now and again in the name of finding solutions and clarity isn't such a bad thing.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Chest and Back today... and although I absolutely KILLED it with the push-ups, my pull-ups were somewhat lacking. Why is that, I wonder? I did so great with them on Sunday! I'm not going to beat myself up - far from it, because some pull-ups are better than NO pull-ups, right? Still, I wonder why they suffered today. Hmmm.
So it's snowing outside... again. Not cool. I know I sound like a broken record, but I'm ready for spring, and the animals seem to be, too. There is some pretty serious skunky-smell action happening outside the house, and there is further evidence that all of the other hibernating critters are starting to come out of their long winter's sleep. I see bunny tracks in the snow, and I've seen squirrels busily chasing each other in an effort to... well, make more squirrels. ;) It's that time of year!!
Tonight, I am going to an informational meeting for a production of "Annie" that I plan on auditioning for which goes up this summer. Though I've been somewhat active in local theatre over the years (last show I was in was last fall), it's been a long time since I've done a show at Longwood Gardens - about twelve years, if I calculate correctly. Yikes. Anyway - I've got friends involved with that, and there's a part in that show that I've been wanting to play for a long time (no, not the part of Annie - though when I was a little kid, I fantasized about it!). So - we'll see about that!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Made it through Week 1 of P90X! Yesterday was supposed to be my Kenpo day, and today was to be my rest day - but I was not well yesterday and so I pushed it to today. It was a good decision, because I popped out of bed and did it immediately this morning and it felt GREAT. Tonight, I will do X Stretch (aaaaahhhh!!!!), and tomorrow starts Week 2!
Love, love, love having a regular workout routine. We are creatures of habit, after all, and even while we seek variety (which is so important!), it's important to develop the healthy habitual behaviors, as well. I've learned that the key to developing an exercise habit is to find something I really, really LIKE to do, so it's easier for me to make the time to actually do it. If we wait around for convenient times to exercise, a lot of times, that's just not going to happen - at least in my busy life, that's the case. Plus, if your exercise is something you hate, it's going to fall even lower on the list of priorities. I've discovered that I really like Tony Horton's philosophy, style, and programs, and so that works for me... and I have no trouble whatsoever making the time for them. I may grumble from time to time, but once I get going, I'm on fire! :)
So! Last week of February! I'm so tired of snow... potholes... stupid traffic... and I am so ready for spring to start so that I can get outdoors and do even more active things. Once I finish P90X, I'm going to do X3 and add running to my schedule; I am desperate to run again, and I'm hopeful that by the end of the year, I'll be able to train to run at least a 5k. Next year, if my leg can stand it, I'd love to be able to run a marathon... maybe even run one with my brother, but he's pretty fast because he is a Serious Runner. Not sure he'd be down for hanging back with me while I waddle. :)
Friday, February 21, 2014
Did Plyo last night - and I surprised myself with how well I did. I didn't modify any of the exercises, and I felt pretty good afterward. Of course, I fell asleep nearly immediately after I was done, showered, and refueled... but hey, I did it!
Did Shoulders/Bis/Tris this morning, and I have Yoga on deck for tomorrow, which I am doing with my BFF. He expressed an interest in continuing his yoga practice from when he was in rehab, and I think it's a great idea. I love yoga, and I'm glad he saw benefits from it, too. Happy to do this with him.
Weather is supposed to be GORGEOUS this weekend - going to get outside as much as possible!
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Began yesterday, feeling it today. In a good way. :)
Tonight is Plyo - which is never easy, but is a darn good workout.
We're having a taste of spring-like weather, which has everyone around here in a much better mood, myself included... though there's significant snow in the forecast already for next weekend. NOT happy. In an attempt to cheer myself up today, I bought some seeds... and over the weekend, I may head to the garden centers locally and do some shopping for things I can start indoors.
Also, I want to buy a bike, so I'm flirting with that idea because it reminds me of lovely, springy weather. I want to get a bike in time to take it to the Outer Banks, which will hopefully happen this spring for my birthday.
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