Progress..... That basically sums up my life right now. I am half way to my goal on my workouts, in limbo on my work contract, divorce is closer but not done, school I just need to stop the mental block and just get it bloody done and me as a person just keeps moving on and plugging away at things trying to get to the end of some of them. I am feeling frustrated and in limbo and with me being how I am I am not very comfortable in that spot. I like to know and I like things to move along faster to get resolved. I am however learning to get used to things being this way as it will be my life for a bit. Some days are easier then others but in the end I am grateful for who I have in my life and overall the quality of my life. I wake up each morning only to worry about what I can control and the things I can't to just wait it out. No sense stressing when you have no control.
This week has been an interesting one to say the least. Last weekend was interesting too as well. I know I am saying interesting lots. lol So my Friday night workout was awesome as usual and my legs (hammies and glutes) were pretty sore but I love that feeling. Saturday I could hardly walk but I did and then Sunday came along. I decided to get my upper body workout done and then spontaneously decided to go on a solo hike in Kananaskis on a new route I've never done. Well with sore legs I picked the crazy one that was basically straight up the mountain. Took me longer then it should have but I did it. Even in the middle of a snow storm. Luckily I was prepared with the proper equipment. Go from wearing flip flops the day before to a blizzard on the mountain. Crazy Alberta weather! Legs were jelly afterwards but I had the absolutely longest Epsom salt soak And after felt amazing. Unfortunately I woke up the next day with a sinus infection but I got my rest day in without it bothering me too much to not workout. With the weather changes my asthma has been acting up more and reminding me I still have the disease.
With my sinus infection I still got my workouts in. Had my workout with my trainer Lisa and despite feeling frustrated it felt good after. I always feel better after. She has the cutest little assistant which is a nice distraction. I need to focus on me and stopping my head from holding me back. I need to take what I do during a race with my determination of pushing thru and bring it into my workouts. My head block is stopping me from improving and I need to get rid of it and focus more.
I got new protein powder and supplements too last weekend and I am already seeing a change in my body. The best part I can pop into GNC or another store to get them. It's amazing when you can find the right combination for you and how much better you feel.
This week I got new products to try. Well one I finally got the product after I was part of the kickstarter campaign last year to help them get the product out. I was apart of Barbell Jeans and I gotta say I absolutely LOVE them. They are the most comfortable jeans I have ever owned. They stretch and move with you and are made for an athletic body. I finally have skinny jeans that are long enough for my legs and fit me perfectly! I could wear them for days they are that comfortable. If your looking for jeans that fit you.. Try them out you won't be disappointed. Here is the link: http://www.barbellapparel.com/
I am also trying this new face cream my friend Rhonda introduced me to. I took before and will take afters. I am seeing a difference and my face finally clearing up. I always have breakouts in a couple spots and they are slowly going away. I face is looking smoother and brighter. I am only on the night cream but am now wishing I had the daytime one too. I am not a brand partner at all but if you want to check it out yourself here is the link : http://neriumproducts.com/zitsbegone/
I am always on the lookout for new products to try and it can be anything. If you come across anything let me know I would be happy to try them out.
I took progress pictures of my transformation and I gotta say despite everything I am finally seeing new changes. I went out for drinks with friends last night and after talking to Tom we came to the realization that I am stronger when my arms are close in to my body but when my arms are more open I am probably feeling vulnerable and my mental block pops in saying I can't even though I keep telling myself that I can. Either way it's something I will keep working on and trying to break thru it. I will keep pushing on and will get there. I won't back down from getting to my goals.
Until next time...
I am a single mom with one son that has been living with asthma since I was 2yrs old. I also almost died three times due to severe asthma attacks! I don't let my asthma stop me from accomplishing new goals and living life to the fullest.
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