Friday, July 21st, 2017
Ugh! Another weird day mentally, at least at the start. Once I worked through all the things, it was much better.
My workout was all jacked up today. I had planned to go waterskiing, but the water was way too rough. Skiing in crappy water is just an accident waiting to happen. While we were on the boat trolling for smooth water, the boat took a rough hit and totally jacked with my neck and back. I was in quite a bit of pain for the morning. I got ready to run in-between rain storms in the afternoon and invited my brother. He and my nephew were going to ride their bikes. We walked into the garage to get the bikes, and it was pouring rain outside. Running game thwarted.
All dressed up with no place to go, we decided to do “The Yoga,” as my husband calls it. My sister-in-law liked this much better than the running idea. We set up the Beachbody on Demand Yoga Retreat and just weren’t feeling it. (I’m a HUGE fan of Beachbody on Demand – Here’s why!) Four yelling rambunctious kids does not make for a relaxing yoga workout. My brother got the idea to do a “Deck of Cards” workout. There are sooooo many variations on this. He wanted to each take turns and whatever card you drew was how many repeti
tions of a specific exercise you did. With three people participating, that meant each of us would have roughly only 17-18 sets. Um, no. If this was my only workout of the day, I was going to make it count. We would ALL do EVERY card. 52 sets. So, we did.
Here’s how it went down: Hearts = quats, Diamonds = lunges, Spades = pushups, and Clubs = abs. We each varied our types of quats, lunges, pushups, and ab exercises as we saw fit. Sometimes we did narrow squats, sumo squats, curtsy lunges, side lunges, walking lunges, crunches, lower abs, Spiderman pushups, military, diamond, etc. By the time we were done, we did 104 reps of each type of exercise. It only took us about 20 minutes, but we were dripping in sweat.
I have been told I am a “pusher.” I am okay with that. Change happens when you start acting outside your comfort zone. If splitting a deck of cards into thirds is a comfortable workout, we aren’t doing that. We are going to do the entire thing, because it’s hard. That is where the change is. It’s a mental thing.
Food was great during the day. We eat most of our meals at the lake house just because it’s easier and cheaper when we are on vacation. However, we did meet up with some family at a tavern for dinner. It becomes trickier to eat healthy when you’re at a pub. Just saying. However, I stuck with a bunless burger, some sweet potato fries, and fried pickles. I did have a beer, which I don’t normally do. The food did exactly what I thought it would. My poor stomach did not like the wheat in the beer or the batter on the fried food. It sure tasted good, but man oh man was I bloated and sluggish almost instantly. Wheat and I are no longer friends. I love the way it tastes, however not how I feel after eating it.
Hormone and Mental Wellbeing Pillar:
I am putting these two together again. Truly, the pillars all work together. In my exercise pillar I even said that pushing yourself during a workout is a mental thing, and it truly is. After the morning stress of not getting my workout or run in the way I wanted to, the afternoon was great! I had a great time hang out with my cousins, my family, and my brother’s family. Nothing beats good time with family and friends.
Took my Femigen.
Brain and Spine Pillar:
Ugh! I totally took a beating on that bumpy boat ride. For whatever reason, that one hit really jarred my lower back and neck. Totally left me with a headache for most of the day. I tried stretching out the best I could to minimize the soreness I knew would come later, and I cannot wait to get home to the chiropractor.