Good morning & happy Friday to all the working crew out there!
It felt unbelievably good to be back in the gym this morning after a week off. *And by week off, I mean sitting around eating, chatting, and napping for an entire week.* A rest sure did me good, and I completed the very first workout of NROLFW. It was short. I was disappointed. But enough of these 2 hour gym sessions that take over my morning. I finished with a 3 mile run and called it a mornin’. Pure bliss.
Anyways, my August goals are 5 days late, which means 5 days fewer to complete them. When there’s a will, there’s a way.
1. Make goals.
Like I’ve said before, I never made goals…ever. I was too afraid of not accomplishing them aka failing. With a brand spankin’ new school year around the corner, it’s time for real goals for the future to be put into motion so I don’t waste anymore time.
2. Go out of my comfort zone.
Comfort zone=staying in at night, going to bed at the routine time, eating what I want to eat when I want to eat. Enough of that nonsense. I’m determined to figure out what people mean when they say “College is the best time of your life”. Honestly, so far college has been one of the worst times of my life, and it’s my own fault. Every time I’m invited to do something that conflicts with my routine, I’m going to screw the routine and instead create relationships and pursue fun.
3. Conquer the weight room at the rec center.
I’m shy and overly self-conscious. I hate people watching me when I work out. But really, how self-centered can I be…who would actually want to watch me stumble around with weights? The weight room at my school’s rec center is straight up intimidating. Huge guys slapping butts, mini earthquakes shaking the room as 400-pound weights hit the floor, and a huge lack of estrogen has made me steer clear of that area for the past two years.
There’s no way I can give up weight training, so time to get over my fear factor and be strong. Literally. I’m loving having muscle.
4. Split up strength training & find a good strength training plan.
As much as I lovezzz my full body workouts, they take way too dang long. Once school starts, time will be crunched all the time and I won’t have three hours to spare every single day to spend at the gym.
5. Make grocery budget.
While other girls are out shopping for clothes and makeup, I continuously find myself wandering the aisles at the grocery store. What can I say, I’m high maintenance when it comes to food. So be it!
Sounds easy, but it’s not. The past week showed me, once again, that rest is a good thing and it does your body a favor. I slept better than I have in a long time, I wasn’t dragging myself through each hour, and my body wasn’t achey and sore every day.
What’s your main August goal?
Are you scared of the weight room or is it just me? Shoutout to all the pansies with me! 😀
PS. Tomorrow’s a big day-my birffdaaaayyyy!