Weekends… Setbacks.. Struggles

This week I definitely wasn’t as disciplined as I would have liked to be. Weekends are a struggle for me because I get out of routine and and it makes it that much harder to get back on track. This weekend I went to Saskatoon so this weekend consisted of going out to eat, and not on my regular routine. This definitely affected me going in to this week and this is not my best week.. My workouts have been sporadic and my eating has not been great. For next week I am thinking I will repeat workout week 3, and that is A-okay. I think it is important to recognize that sometimes you might have an off week and get off track, but that doesn’t mean all progress is lost. I think you just have to take it with a grain of salt and do better the next day.

This week I had planned to talk about what I eat in a week, meal planning, and meal prepping. I decided to save that for next week’s post, because I found a new app I want to dive into and give you my feedback and opinions. It is hard not to get discouraged when you are not doing as well as you had hoped. I have to remember I am human and not perfect. I can only improve and next week I will do my best.

Sorry this weeks post was short and sweet, I will keep you updated on how next week goes.

Anyone have tips for when you are feeling discouraged?

 

 

Cheers,

Melissa

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Motivation vs. Discipline

 

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Here we are in Week 2 of the workout program, and I find myself learning the difference between being motivated and disciplined. Motivation is a good thing it is what gets you started in something you are trying to achieve or do. To keep something up I learned you need to be disciplined because motivation can come and go. I’ll be honest, this morning I did not have one ounce of motivation to get out of my bed and do a Wednesday arms and abs workout? I mean how much fun does that sound to you? Thankfully I quickly realized I would be tired after class and would not want to do the workout at the end of the day.. So low and behold I got out of bed and did the 30 minute workout and felt good for the day. Was I perfect? Nope. Was I tired? You bet.

What I am learning this week is that you don’t have to be perfect nor should you expect to be. It is all about progress, which takes time and patience. You cannot expect to see changes over night, but in a weeks time I feel a bit stronger. This is not to say one week and yup fitness expert.. No this is simply saying one week can make a difference in how you feel. One week helps you to feel a bit more confident and a bit more prepared for the following week. Next week I’ll be talking the importance of fueling your body with proper foods in order to have energy too keep up with HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts. That is all for now.. Cheers

-Melissa

 

 

My Learning Project

For my learning project I decided to start a new exercise guide, while also joining the online community for support, advice and tips. In doing this I will be able to watch videos to check my form and technique. The program I am doing runs 12 weeks, and hopefully by the end of the program I will improve my overall strength and endurance. Joining an online community will help me stay motivated and connected to a group of people learning just like I am. I am excited to see my progress in this journey and how I can better myself in the online community. I am passionate about doing this and excited to see how I can improve.

 

-Melissa