My body is very sore!!! I took a break from all workouts during our Fourth of July weekend getaway. I am okay with this, but my body is definitely paying the price now, as it is difficult to walk up the stairs!!!
We returned from our getaway on Sunday and I must have been feeling an extra motivation boost on Monday, as I decided to join my mom for a Body Pump session. How I have missed Body Pump!!!
I kept my weight very light for the entire hour and made modifications when needed. I never lifted the bar over my head, as this is the only warning my doctor gave me in regards to working out. I kept my mind in the workout, making sure to tighten my muscles constantly. A workout has a lot to do with your mind, thinking about the muscles you are working and contracting and tightening at the correct time. Seriously (!!) try it next time.
Tuesday was a rest day. My body did not necessarily deserve this rest day after the weekend, but it was definitely appreciated, as I was super sore from Body Pump.
After all of these rest days, and not being in my workout routine, today it was very difficult to find the motivation to workout. I decided I would drive to my stomping grounds at my old high school and simply go for a walk. I had to remind myself that if I start and am not into it, I can stop.
I drove into the parking lot and was so very close to driving right back out and going back home. But I made myself stay. Again, I reminded myself that if I start and am not into it, I can stop.
Guess what? I got into it. And I kept going. And my walk turned into a run. And my run turned into an awesome run. With hills. And sweat (!!!) And I felt a million times better when I was finished.
Remember, the feeling you get from running is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around, wishing you were running.
The hardest part is getting started. I truly believe this.
Tomorrow morning is my doctor appointment. I should be looking forward to it, but I actually am not. This is for the simple fact that I do not want to step on the scale. I do not want to see the numbers that tell me I will not meet the goal the doctor set for me at my last appointment.
I am trying very hard not to worry about weight gain, but I find it difficult after my last appointment. I am excited that my own doctor will be back in town for this visit. Ben says I should take time to talk to her about my anxiousness toward weight gain and the feelings I am having.
But more about that later, post-appointment.
Enjoy your Thursday!
Love, ~Ann & Baby Titus