When I first decided to loose wait I was like “fuck yeah! blog everyday!”. Now that I actually exercise I have practically no time for blogging. Cycled to school and back again today. Got bloody soaked again. My legs ache so much. By back hurts because of all the shit I carry in my rucksack. I just keep reminding myself of the fantastic arse I am building up. I think the pain means I will be sexy soon.
I am cycling to school with James soon. Seven miles in the non stop rain. This is going to be interesting.
Then I started eating nutella out of the jar with a spoon and I decided against it. Oh well, Better luck tomorrow…
Originally from The Greatist
Sometimes I find myself cheating out my workout when it comes to the end, so when I saw this article, I knew I had to share it with you! So check out this list of 23 Ways To Push Through A Tough Workout:
1. Who’s really getting cheated?
Sure, no one else would know about skipping out on the last Chatarunga. But only one person loses in that situation (hint: it’s not the super-ripped chick sweating it out on the next mat).
2. Change pace.
Circuit training, a killer combination of cardio and strength training, can help break the monotony of a long workout. Run five minutes, then drop and do some push-ups. Wash, rinse, repeat.
3. Picture this.
Visualize cheering fans or crossing the finish line to bang out one more set or lap. Or just go mental: Imagine this workout is the equivalent of the Olympic trials (no big deal).
4. Grab a pal.
Work out with a fit pal who will hold you to a higher standard. Stuck going solo today? Imagine they’re still there. After all, who wants to wuss out in front of an audience?
5. Break it down.
Set mini-goals when the going gets tough. This isn’t a three-mile run— just six measly half-mile runs.
6. Savor the pain.
“Pain is weakness leaving the body,” the saying goes. Pain is also proof that this workout is tough. Clearly you’re doing something right, so why stop now? (Just know when pain is signaling something more serious.)
Whether comparing against the dude on the next treadmill over or your own time last training session, competition ups the ante and helps us forget about wanting to quit.
8. Remember the end.
That post-workout high? Yeah, almost there. The struggle of that final set won’t last— and when the workout’s over, it’ll be replaced by a much better feeling: pride.
Read the rest at The Greatist!
I went on a ten mile bike ride with James earlier. It was fun but on the back the wind was in our faces, being a botch and whatnot. Then it pissed it down just before we got home! But on the whole it was good fun! I can’t wait to get a new bike on Saturday. Cannot wait!
I realised that when I reach my goal, I am definitely not going to want to look at my progress over periods of days, as I will be too busy being sexy and whatnot. I have decided to do weekly logs on Sundays/Mondays instead.
I have decided that the notion of “Forever Alone” can be a pretty useful thing. I am going to use it as fuel for my exercise regime. Every time I think of doing something unhealthy, I will just be like “Gurrrllll. No one gon love you”. Then I will be like “Aw hell no inner voice. There is nothing wrong with me.” and then my inner voice will be like “Oh so the problem is with everybody else then is it you self centred little hoe.” And I will be like “fuck you. I am going to get fit and ultra sexy and then I will just deflect everyone else’s affections and see how they like it”. Wow. I think the altitude of the moors is sending me totally cray.
Just a quick one today! I have eaten pretty healthily. I made a drink out of kiwi, ginger and oranges and it tasted like fire. I drank it anyway. Turns out I have had an infection for the last few days… I just thought pain at first was all part of getting healthier. I am such a dick.
So basically yesterday I ate so much shit that I forgot to do this… I had five jaffa cakes and half a tin of rice pudding. I still did exercise and ate pretty healthily other than that so I am cool with it. Today is a new chapter! I am going for an adventure of the Yorkshire Dales with my Grandparents! I am bloody excited too! The Dales are possibly some of the most awesome places in existence! I am going to focus on strength today, as well as some light cardio. I have my leg weights on atm, which are handy for exercising without even realising. For breakfast I had porridge with raisins and brown sugar. I know sugar is bad for you and stuff but I really couldn’t care less. I will just eat healthily for the rest of the day. OMG THE DALES WILL BE SOOOOOOO AWESOME I WILL POST PICTURES.