Yes you read correctly. Week 1 on my new challenge and I gotta say it went awesome despite feeling weak during some of the workouts. But Thursday morning I saw baby muscles emerging again and well that just helped motivate me even more.
I gotta tell ya with getting up early in the morning to workout is so awesome for my body. I feel like I'm getting a better workout. Plus I sleep so much better at nights now. Just during the day is hard with the yawning but that has to do with eating and making sure I have all my right foods with me. I ordered a 6 meal cooler bag to put all my protein shakes, meals, snacks and supplements in. Will help me with meal prep a lot. I also got extra containers to help make my life easier too. I find the more I can do to help me get what I need done I will stick with the plan longer. Also I like how I feel when I put the healthier foods in but still have issues stopping the junk food and my favorites.
I am excited on this new journey but I have to admit I am so sad to not be able to do Montana Spartans this year as I wanted to do both back to back but I can attempt it next year. This year I have this huge goal that will require a ton of work and dedication that I don't want to mess up any gains I will have around the time. I am so excited to see my body change and see how it will look when I'm done.
I am also so excited to be working with my gal Lisa again and having her train me! Our first workout together Friday night was awesome and felt like the old days! Her workouts are working great for me and I am loving working out again. I found my mojo again and I missed it so! Lifting heavy has always been my thing and I need to keep at it even when my goal is done. I will just need to maintain it and keep at it. This is my new lifestyle and my body always feels better when I do so it's now part of my life and a consistent part now. It will only help my Spartan races and triathlons that I do or any other race that I attempt to do.
One thing I really need to work on is breathing when lifting again. I tend to shallow breathe or hold my breath and well people that doesn't work. I know shocking right. Haha you feel like your heart is racing and your going to pass out. If you have asthma that will also set your lungs off and cause an asthma attack. Some of you people reading this will go "Duh" but when your doing it, its so easy to not breathe and hold your breathe. So I don't recommend that route at all. Please if your lifting heavy please breathe properly from your belly. Just from my own experiences but luckily I can laugh about it. Oh and trying to trick your trainer that your not wheezing it's the furnace doesn't work either. Lisa is smarter then that! Lmao
I took my before pics and measurements to and that process is so depressing at the time. I know I won't have to worry later but will be cool to see progress pics of the changes. No I'm not ready to post the pics now... so don't ask. lol
Life this week has been going great still. I am still feeling calm and relaxed like I have been going on. I don't care what people think and will do what makes me happy! All I need to worry about is myself and my son! I still can't find the words to express how I feel. Stress happens at work and I have been just rolling on with it and not getting stressed out. I can only do so much.
So look at that a blog post a week after my last one. You think I can maybe keep this up? Let's hope! Haha
Wish me luck as I attempt week two starting today!! Body and lungs are angry but I don't care they will get on board soon. My body can rebel all it likes it is going to happen this time properly and my brain is finally on board too and not putting up a fight this time. Yes to small improvements. Takes time and you just gotta trust the process!!
Oh and before I forget I now have a Facebook group if you want to follow along with me there I was debating a page or a group but I find some people prefer to post personal stuff in a group more then on a public page for all to see.. So search for Running Momma with Asthma or click here to follow the link to it. You can also post about your own journey and we can all help each other. I don't know where I would be without my amazing support group! Love ya guys!!
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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