I got up this morning and did this circuit workout from OliveToRun. You’re supposed to do it 4 times total but because of time constraint I was only able to do 3. Still though, my thighs were definitely feeling it and I had to switch over to wimpy girl push ups (not that there’s anything wrong with those!!). I call it a good work out!
It’s rainy today in my beautiful valley and the weather forecast shows that we’ll have rain and possibly thunder (yes!) til Tuesday. I love rainy weather. Not forever, but now and then it’s nice. The only thing is that I was hoping to do an easy 8 mile run tomorrow but I can’t if it’s sketchy weather (something about thunderstorms not being safe to run in). So pray for nice weather tomorrow morning! Then it can storm as hard as it wants 🙂
As I’ve gone up and down my fitness journey throughout the years, something that’s become very apparent to me is that whatever it is you do needs to become your lifestyle. That’s the only way anything will stick. That’s one reason I don’t believe in “diets”. Healthy shouldn’t be something you do for a little bit. Healthy should be something you crave, that you need to be, every day. I think the more you do it, the more it becomes who you are.
I noticed last night that I have stopped worrying as much about how much I weigh, but how far I can run or how strong my leg muscles are to support my knees.
I’m worried about being prepared for my races, not losing the weight I gained freshman year.
I don’t worry so much about how many carbs or dairy or whatever I’ve had to eat. I worry about how the food is going to make me feel and if it’s going to fuel me til the next meal or throughout my work out.
I worry about going to bed early enough that I can get a good night’s rest and have the energy to wake up and work out in the morning.
I say worry, not in an anxious kind of way, but that this is where my concerns lie. It’s so liberating and it’s such a different mentality than I had even a couple of months ago. I can feel my body getting strong, I can see the results in my training through my ability to do things better or faster. While of course, a lifestyle requires constant commitment to it this is something I love. I love to feel healthier. I love to feel stronger. I love craving a good workout. This is truly the life!
How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?
What’s your favorite weather to work out in?
What do you do to make healthy living your lifestyle?
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