It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything. I considered it once we went on quarantine but as you can see… Nothin, Nada, Zilch, But here I am because I feel chatty today.
I’m officially in Week 7 of “sheltering in place” and working from home. It’s a strange time for us all and I continue to live in my bubble with my family. We mostly get along but it makes working from hard home because I’d just rather hang out with them. My boys are not little. The are near grown men. So the time I have with them is precious. They won’t be home forever. Even though “when is lunch or what’s for dinner?” ON THE HOUR is driving me bonkers, I’m happy to cook even if it’s not glamorous. How much longer will they need me? NOT LONG AT ALL!
They also, are my motivators to workout on the daily while at home. If you’re like me at all, the self-motivation is soooo hard. My garage has the equipment. But to warm up by yourself. Pick up a barbell with no one else commiserating with you… gosh I don’t wanna. But they give me the lil kick and shove that I need. They grind it out everyday and I will too.
It keeps me sane!
And then I jumped into the deep end of the pool. I have a strength program I’m working. I signed up for another challenge (more on that in a minute) and I’m just trying to get some good work in! At first I was just trying to get 15-20 min WODs in, although I have some friends who like torture, so some were 45-60 minute long sessions of hell! But they were still good workouts. I’m trying to also walk daily. I’m asking myself to do a lot. But I’m not guilting myself if I don’t get it all in.
Because this virus that has wreaked havoc on the world, I now have the time which means NO EXCUSES, so that’s where I’m putting my efforts. My home is not getting a makeover, though I’m envious of those of you who have taken on big projects. I’ve purged and deep cleaned here and there, but my house is still not perfect. My focus is working out. It’s a great stress reliever and I’m getting used to finding the motivation to not only do something on my own, but to work hard. It’s so easy to not finish the last rep when no one is watching. Or to short the run cause who’s holding me accountable.
ME! I’m holding me accountable! And I’ve learned to be harder on me. It’s not everyday that I push for the extra but like I said I’m getting used to it. I’m getting better at it.
But even so, I like a good challenge. And damn facebook or instagram that keeps giving me ads on different programs, but I found one and I joined it. Mostly because there’s an opportunity to win $6K, lol, and I probably won’t win, but it’s different. And day 1 was freakin hard for me, so I’m interested to see where it takes me.
What is it you ask? ONNIT 6 CHALLENGE. It’s 6 weeks of following a workout from the crew at Onnit. There were 4 programs to choose from: Bodyweight, Kettlebell, Barbell or Steel Mace. I will be honest, I had no idea what the hell a steel mace was. I’ve learned. It’s like a medieval weapon. It’s cool but not for me at the moment. I chose the barbell program, cause I love barbell work! And it’s intended to not be heavyweight and oh holy crap, it was different enough to be hard and uncomfortable. The movements are different from what I’m used to. And I feel like I’ve done it all, from Jazzercise, to body pump classes boot camps to CrossFit to something in between. This program is different and the jury is still out. I’ll keep you posted as this challenge continues. I did sweat. I did feel weaknesses. And I also felt strengths. I believe in the end I will be better because of it, but it’s still too soon to be 100% certain!
So that’s where I’m at in 2020. I need to dial in the nutrition, but ladies and gents it’s hard when you’re at home all day, errday! Right? The discipline I had by packing a measured and weighed lunch and taking it to work was easy. Now I’m 10 feet from my kitchen. Snacks! Good and bad. Always there. Calling my name. Not even hungry but I’m gonna eat something. It’s hard. But I’m trying to dial it in. It’s not going to be easy but I can’t let all this working out be for nothing. I guess it’s kept me from gaining 50lbs but still.
How are y’all holding up? Sitting on the couch? Eating all the food? Or getting to the best version of you?
We’ll see how the next couple of weeks go. I’ll keep you posted the challenge. Happy Tuesday!
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Love the quote, “You will never always be motivated. You have to learn to be disciplined.” I’m proud of you, Stepharoonie.