Stop Making Excuses

So the last time I posted in this blog was back on April 4th, over 3 weeks ago. I literally worked out the day before and then didn’t do shit until April 17th, when I decided to stop being lazy, making excuses and to get my ass in gear.

My excuses were that the kids were on vacation, almost everyone in my house got a nasty cold, I was tired, I will start back up next Monday, ok maybe next Monday, I will start working out when my husband starts working out, blah, blah, blah. All mostly BS. I should be working out even when my kids are around, especially my 3 girls, so they learn healthy habits by watching me. So my girls can learn that women can lift weights and still be feminine and beautiful, do my son can see that strong women are not people to be intimidated by. The cold thing was kind of an ok excuses because we were all running fevers and barely sleeping. Waiting for next Monday is silly because if you aren’t willing to start today, then you probably won’t start next Monday, which I didn’t. Waiting for my husband to start working out was stupid because he has more excuses than I do, and it also meant that I was relying on someone else to get me to do it.
April 17th came and I had all 4 of our kids home for spring vacation, but I didn’t let that be an excuse. I did s 10 minute dynamic warm up and then got into beast mode and put my arms and shoulders to work. 

Since then I have worked out every day except Saturday and Sunday, which are my rest days. It’s only been a week and a half, but I have been consistent and I feel great. I keep researching to make sure I am doing the most efficient workouts I can and I tweak things when I find a better exercise to accomplish my goals. I feel fantastic already and have been eating healthier than I think I have ever eaten. My energy levels are better than they were when I was drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day yo keep myself going and this is only in a week and a half. I am done with excuses and ready to be the hot MILF on the beach this summer.

This was me March 28, with my sexy hair and my messy dining room…

“Me and my muffin top”

This was me yesterday, April 25th…

“Is that a tiny bit if abs trying to show through that muffin top?”

Day 16 – Week 3

My household has been plagued with a nasty cold since the middle of last week. My son came down with it first, then my husband, then my youngest daughter (who still has it) and then me (who also still has it).  My oldest daughters seem to have escaped it.

Yesterday I started feeling good, and my husband and I even worked out together in the evening. Then last night I barely slept and today I can’t hardly breathe, I have had a pounding geadache, and I am exhausted. So, I picked up some more cold meds and I am continuing to push the vitamin C, and just taking it easy. I did at least get my hair trimmed thus morning, which was nice.

Also, yesterday I received some essential oil samples in the mail from a friend, for me to try. I think I am going to wait until this cold is gone to start ysing them do I can really tell if they are helping. I have Hashimoto’s Disease, which is an autoimmune thyroid disease. She sent me oils to help with lack of energy, trouble sleeping, etc. So I will give an update on when I start trying those and how they are working.

Other than that, I feel like shit so I am going to stare at the TV until I have to go pick up my youngest from preschool.

Bye!

Day 1….again

Since fall of 2016 I have had three “Day 1″‘s. This being my third. The difference being that this time I have a weight bench and free weights sitting in my dining room where I can walk by them every day, multiple times a day, looking at them. Plus this is the way I have been wanting to work out, which also gives me more desire to do it. Today I started off with legs. My plan is to do Monday – Legs, Tuesday – Arms/Back/Chest, Wednesday – Abs/Core/Lower back, Thursday – Legs. I know this schedule will get adjusted as I work out more, but for now this is my plan.

Now for my Day 1 photos. I plan to do photos and measurements every Monday.

I am going to do maybe a front full body and side full body shot each week instead of several like I did for day one. Maybe I will do all of these shots once a month.

So today I did a 12 minute warm up and a 30 minute leg work out. My workouts willbump up in the amount if time I do as I get more into it, but I want to keep things easy where I am just starting out, again.