Struggles | Not Feeling Yourself

It’s been a difficult week this past week and this isn’t something I’ve wanted to talk about or share with others. I have been bloated beyond belief and nothing I’m doing to try to fix it has helped. My stomach is 5 times larger than  it normally is, my clothes fit poorly and I  have no energy nor the desire to work out.

I’m tense because of the bloating which in turn adds to my migraines issues. I know I just need to relax, but it’s nearly impossible when I feel this way. I’m constantly sucking in my gut to still feel normal, rather than relaxing so the issue can resolve itself.
This feeling has caused me to make very poor decisions when it comes to eating and working out, and I know sticking to a healthy lifestyle is even more important at times like these, but it’s hard.

The healthy lifestyle journey that I started in February has really helped me, these days are far and few between unlike they were before I started, but I do still struggle. I don’t have the answers I need to get through times like this, but I’m still doing everything I can to try and figure them out and get though it.

 

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Struggles | You’re not the only one

I have been struggling a lot lately. The allergic reaction I’m having has taken absolutely every ounce of energy out of me. I can’t figure out what’s causing it and the doctors are in no hurry to help.

It’s embarrassing being out in public but yet I have to deal with it on a daily basis.  Soon I’ll be meeting new people in my job, as I take on more responsibilities at work. Don’t get me wrong, I’m VERY happy to be moving on, but my confidence level has been in the dumps lately and I’d rather just hide until the problem is fixed. 

On a positive note, I may not be allergic to Shakeology but rather the coconut milk I used to make it. 😕

Hammer and Chisel | The Master’s Cardio

Okay, so it’s my third Saturday on the Hammer and Chisel program. I decided to switch up the workout and instead of doing another round of Hammer Plyometrics, I did the optional The Master’s Cardio workout.

My first thought when putting the DVD in was… “Wow, only a 16 minute workout. Not to bad.” Well… that 16 minutes was a total killer. Especially since I just got done with an hour spin class at the gym.

I made it through the entire 16 minutes and I’d have to say I’m pretty darn happy where I’m at physically. I was able to finish the time with the 30 burpee’s, without stopping and I added the jump during the last 10. I have NEVER in my life been able to do that many burpee’s in a row! It’s only the third week and I’m so happy I decided to do this program. My life will be forever changed because of this. 🙂

 

Hammer and Chisel | “Damn”

I’m ending my third week of Hammer and Chisel and I have to say… I am so happy I started this program! 💕

I’m not just saying this… I’m honestly happy I’ve started this 60 day program. I have not weighed myself since I like to measure my fitness on how I feel and how my clothes fit, but for the first time today I looked at my stomach and went “Damn.” haha. It has never been this flat and tone in my entire life!

The program looked very overwhelming in the beginning, but it’s really just pretty awesome. I just purchased heavier weights because my 8 lb dumbells were becoming too easy.

I’m so excited to see what the next few weeks has in store and where I’ll be at the end of the 60 days!

 

Tomorrow is just the beginning

Tomorrow, will be my first day of Hammer and Chisel! 💕

I’m afraid I won’t be strong enough to keep up but I’m excited to begin something new. I hope the 21 day fix and the 21 day fix extreme has prepared me well enough for this next challenge. 

Keep checking back for more updates on my progress. 😀

Before pictures will be taken and I can’t wait to see the after in 60 days!

One more day before…

I am new to this BeachBody thing and I’m learning I love everything about it, especially the excitement of starting a new program.

Monday May 2nd is the day I chose to begin my new adventure with BeachBody. I will be starting the 60 day program Master’s Hammer and Chisel.

The package alone is pretty scary and the calendar looks even scarier….

I’m so ready to take on this new challenge and I can’t wait to be able to post the before and after photo’s!