No One’s Perfect…Buying Motivation & Prepping for June

The Lack of a Workout

I wish I could have come on to write about the awesome, active weekend I had. Instead, I am upset that I missed my Saturday session. I just wasn’t feeling well this Saturday, and on top of that, I had a to-do list that was about a foot-long of things I needed to get done before we leave next Saturday for Florida. I know I shouldn’t be making excuses, but there was no way I was going to have enough energy to get my workout in and complete everything on my list (and I am still nowhere near finished!) So my 9th session was rescheduled to Monday and my 10th will remain on Wednesday. It’ll be a tough and busy week ahead, but as long as I plan and prioritize correctly, everything will get done just in time for Saturday, and then hello sunshine for 9 beautiful days! 🙂

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I still remembered to check and log my measurements on Saturday morning and unfortunately, no changes to report. It’s fine. I can’t be discouraged, every week is different. And at least no gains were made either! If anything, it only motivates me more to make sure I stick to my meals for the week and the rest of my workout sessions so I can see more progress next week.

One Way to Stay Motivated….

And speaking of staying motivated for my workout sessions…

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I did some shopping…

Initially, I was supposed to be picking up some things for Florida and somehow I ended up with all this instead….whoops 🙂

In the end, I decided I had enough things to bring to Florida and what I really needed was some new fitness gear, especially when I found everything for so cheap at the outlets! (Sports Bras were $10 each, each shirt was $7-$8, leggings were $13, green sneakers were $15, blue/pink sneakers were $45) Ok, so the last pair of sneakers weren’t super cheap, but they have memory foam on the inside (heaven) and they were strongly recommended as running shoes. I hadn’t done any shopping before I started working out again so I figured a few new items couldn’t hurt. All it does is make me wish that this weather would hurry up and warm up already so I can utilize the outdoors (it was 35 degrees today with winds at 25mph – definitely not April weather.)

A.C. (my workout buddy) and I did decide that we would start running together Saturday mornings, once I got back (we’re assuming NY will decide that the end of April will be the perfect time for the spring to finally present itself.) She has actually participated in a couple of 5K’s before and promised to coach me through it all, so here we go. I’m still nervous about what to expect, despite having spoken to a few of you that run now, but it’s just going to be one of those things that I need to wait and see for myself. I know it’s silly to be nervous but I can’t help but feel like I’ll be judged for getting out of breath so quick. I know, like I said, I’m being silly. Everyone has to start from somewhere and at some point, all those other runners were in my shoes.

And the Countdown Begins

I think I’m just more nervous now, because even though I will not be running a 5K anytime soon…

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I will be participating in Rugged Maniac – a 5K obstacle course, so my endurance really has to be on point. Mike and I officially registered last night with a couple of friends that have done it in the past and while I am really, really looking forward to it, part of me is wondering what the hell I got myself into, especially after reading about their obstacles here.

So, my questions for you guys are:

  • Have any of you participated in an obstacle course like this before?
  • What was your experience like?
  • Any words of advice?

And because I have already been asked a million times- yes, I know it’s a mud run. No, I do not mind getting down and dirty, as long as I’m not getting down and dirty a mile away from everyone else.

Time to start training!

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8 thoughts on “No One’s Perfect…Buying Motivation & Prepping for June

  1. I’ve only done one obstacle course that I can remember. It was during basic training for the Air Force, and it’s something that’s done close to the end of the whole deal. It was loads of fun to have, but as it was a military exercise, you weren’t allowed to smile while you did it. One guy got the entire squad in trouble by finishing, looking stoked, and raising a hand to get a high five, only to be staring at our military instructor.

    We did more push ups after that.

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    • Yeah…I probably would not have found that experience quite as enjoyable if I couldn’t have fun with it. I’m pretty sure high- fiving your teammates is highly recommended here lol

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  2. I feel our pain! This weekend for me was a failure! Fear not… Back on the case today. Plus you will smash the obstacle run and then do another. My furthest was a half marathon. It was 34C and was horrendous! I will never run that distance again.. Know your limits and all that. 😉

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    • I don’t know if I’d use the word failure. Cause technically we didn’t fail anything yet as long as we get back on track today!

      Wow a half marathon? I feel like an obstacle run won’t require as much actual running. Just finding ways over all the obstacles lol

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  3. Loved reading this post, especially after totally ruining my healthy eating today!!! But, tomorrow is a new day. Keep going girl, sounds like you are doing great!!

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    • Thank you so much! You just can’t let a couple of bad days get you down and even then, sometimes you need to listen to your body and when it wants you to rest, you rest! But I’m back at it today! Kickboxing followed by a nice steak dinner tonight – looking forward to it 🙂

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