I was going to run today but I slept VERY bad. When I’m so tired I can’t organize my thoughts, I don’t trust myself not to fall off the treadmill. I wasn’t about to skip a workout entirely and I need more weight training anyway. The kettlebell was a perfect quick workout before I went to bed early like an old lady.
Later on this week, I’m going to try and re-run yesterday’s failed start to week 8 of c25k because that pace time still bugs me!
I’m trying to get on a schedule of running every other day instead of every day. Just to give my joints a break until I’m lighter and confuse my body into toning more muscles. Or just not get bored. Either or.
I am come to terms with the fact I’m not going to be working out 7 days a week right now. Its not feasible since I spent my weekends on chores and my writing (and trying to keep the blog updated more frequently). I’ve probably said this before but, once I’m making more with these on a steady basis, I’ll be able to spend more time on my workouts. For now, I’m trying to keep them 40 minutes or less and taking weekends off. I still eat right; I may nope the hell out of cooking but I keep my caloric deficit. It’s working for me so far but if I see a plateau, I’ll adjust.
I’ll be honest, with the pace I’ve been writing, I haven’t been working out as much. I scarf down my dinner and get to my books as soon as possible so I can get on a faster publishing schedule and maybe not end up homeless. Once I have more stories out and I’m making steady money (it’s increasing slowly but not where I need it to be) I can get back to longer workouts.
I will be getting back to C25k soon and picking up where I left off since my back is starting to feel much better after letting it rest. I bet I’ll be back in form by next week and back on that treadmill to really burn off some calories!
Anyhoo, today was some arm and shoulder work to keep from using by lower back while it heals. It still isn’t a intense long run, which I actually kinda miss, but I think anything is better than just sitting around doing nothing. My weight is still trending down so I’m not freaking out about calorie burn right now. It’s just about taking care of myself until I can bend over to pick up something without wincing and letting looose with some colorful language.
I’m gonna have to adjust these screenshots. That size is just ridiculous.
Also, I will stop complaining about the heat now; even though it was the main factor in deciding to do a short weight workout instead of a longer walk/run. I just don’t want to go too many days in a row without doing something towards my overall health. Even if it’s just 150-ish calories. Every little bit helps and I’m still sticking to my diet and taking Saxenda so it’s not like I’m gaining all my weight back. And I actually came to enjoy running so, I want to get back to it.
I don’t usually do longer cross-training workouts so this was a challenge and I know this is gonna hurt tomorrow. I do want to build some muscle to fill in where I know I will have sagging skin if I hit my goal weight. It’s probably a pipe dream but I thought building muscle would be better than expensive skin removal surgery. I’m no expert so I’m sure an expert will come along and tell me that’s stupid.
Also, I can do the kettlebell in my nice air conditioned room.
Ok, I’ll stop complaining about the heat and just do what I need to do.
I can’t stress how glad I am I have that little peddler under my desk. The workouts aren’t intense but anything is better than just sitting in the chair, in my opinion. And in the evening, I did a quick session with the kettlebell and I can tell through soreness that it’s effective even though it’s short. I like to use the kettlebell instead of my dumbells sometimes just to change it up so I don’t get bored.
Since my period is approaching, I don’t have any weight loss to celebrate this week. Water weight is gonna screw everything up for a while but I’m gonna try not to freak out about it. Just my body doing its natural thing; not me falling off the wagon. No need to throw out anything in the house that isn’t a salad.
I decided to get out the ole kettlebell. Mine is 8 pounds so it’s easy to do a couple more reps than the app tells me to do. I’d like to tone up my arms and my abs; especially if the weight is going to continue to come off at the same pace. Bulking up a little may help with the sagging skin.