I am proud to say I rebounded from a terrible week of training last week and had a strong Week 5. I made it to three Orangetheory sessions, ran twice by myself and did some at-home yoga. Next week I hope to make it back to group training after two weeks away. Fitness is more fun with friends!
Here’s how Week 5 went:
Monday: Rest day.
- Walkouts to pushups (2), then 12 tricep dips on the bench.
- Walkouts to pushups (3), then 13 tricep dips
- Walkouts to pushups (4), then 14 tricep dips
- Walkouts to pushups (5), then 15 tricep dips
- Walkouts to pushups (6), then 16 tricep dips
Sunday: 1.2 miles at Orangetheory. I also rowed 1,900 meters. Floor workout included weighted crunches, 1 full minute of squat jumps with medicine ball press and single-leg squat jumps with TRX straps. Those squat jumps were killer.
Week’s mileage: 16.37.
Yoga minutes: 35.
I became discouraged when I felt like I was getting into better shape and then saw what I look like on camera when I tried to make a yoga video. The number on the scale, which I’ve only really checked three times since October, has only increased. I’d love to think it’s muscle, but the real problem is that I’m not happy with my midsection. Yet, I haven’t brought myself to actually stop eating chips and queso. You can’t solely exercise your way to your fitness goal. At least I can’t. It’s going to take some changes in my eating habits.
How’s your training going? Share with me in the comments!
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