Man, I’m really going to miss my oatmeal!
Not bad at all, for the first week. Then again, I do still have a whole ‘nother day to fuck it all up.
I don’t think I will, though. I do feel like I’m “in the zone.” It’s a feeling I usually get when I’m super motivated with getting my health and fitness and life overall together. And, it’s a feeling I never quite achieved in Fuck Yeah Fall Fitness, which, paired with the puppy, fully explains my failure in that challenge.
Anyway. The workouts have been pretty boring, with the Fitness Is Function bodyweight program I’m following. So, that’s a real drag. The workouts are just really repetitive, puzzle piecing the same handful of movements into slightly different sequences, day to day.
And, it’s nearly all strength-based, with very little conditioning. The production value is pretty much nonexistent, and while the coach/instructor, Mark de Grasse is really knowledgeable, there’s a lack of enthusiasm in his demeanor, which leads to a real dread factor each morning I have to put on my sports bra. I’ll power through the next three weeks, in the hopes that the workouts might get a bit better, as they progress. But, spoiler alert: I will be very surprised if I ever do any of these workouts again, after the 4 weeks are up.
Meanwhile, I’ve planned an incremental approach to getting my diet back to being 100% on point, and it was a great decision. It’s been so much more manageable.
I’ve cut the sugar, to start, because that’s the worst thing of all. It’s also one of the fucking rules of this challenge. Then, week by week, I’ll continue to eliminate the other things like soy, dairy and grains. Soy is super easy. Dairy is even pretty easy, for me. But, not going to lie, in this chilly weather, I’ve really been enjoying oatmeal at breakfast, with my eggs (only on workout days, though, to keep myself from overindulging in the carbs). Oatmeal and eggs is legit one of my favorite meals, so we’ll see if there are any asterisks to keep them in rotation, once I cut out grains, for realsies…
Today was an awesome Saturday. A perfect blend of getting shit done, while also having time for a quick nap on the couch with the dog. Getting back into taking care of my diet and exercise has had a trickle down effect to taking better care of myself, overall.
I used today to do just that, and did some self care and errands/chores that were LONG overdue. I washed my makeup brushes. I returned some stuff to Nordstrom that I’ve been meaning to return for a while. I got my toes done (they were looking TRAGIC). And, I got my chocha waxed (was looking EQUALLY TRAGIC).
I’m planning to tidy up my vanity and do some skin pampering with a mask, as well, before I hit the sack. Man, it feels soooo goood to be looking after myself properly. I can’t wait to see where I’m at after month one is done.
I sure would love a glass of wine right now, tho!