I haven’t posted in a while because there hasn’t been too much going on. I’m seeing slow improvement, and I’m really happy with that. I’m still seeing Samantha once a week, and I’m still slowly getting stronger. I’m dancing and doing tricks in heels, and becoming more proficient and comfortable with them. Some things still scare the crap out of me to do with heels (body spiral/corkscrew spin), but I’m hoping the more I practice the easier it will become, and that eventually, dancing in heels will be just as comfortable as dancing barefoot.
About a week and a half into my new commitment to my personal trainer boyfriend’s eating plan, I found out I need to be working out 30 min a day, 5 days a week (cardio + strength) along with it. I was rightly livid, because I needed to know I was essentially overeating if I wasn’t working out. I’m still easing my body into this fitness stuff – I don’t want to go too hard too fast and reinjure myself. So I quit it, but only temporarily. I’m taking time out to get back in touch with my body’s natural eating habits. I’m pretty much still eating the same way, just not as much or quite as often. I still eat when I’m hungry, and make healthy choices, I’m just not stressing over quantities or macros. I’m not even tracking what I eat. I pay attention, but I’m not keeping a record of any kind. And I’m starting to feel a little more balanced. I’m not stressed over food anymore, though I still make a concentrated effort to make healthy choices most of the time.
Another change I’ve made is that last week, I started Cleo’s Rockin’ Legs N’ Abs 30 day beginner challenge.
I’ve moved the days of the week around a little to better suit my work schedule, but it’s only 4 days a week, and each of the workouts only takes 30-35 minutes (and 8-10 minutes of that is stretching!). I’ve lost a lot of strength and flexibility, and since I’m not working on crazy pole tricks, I figure this is a good time for me to take the time to work on stuff I want, but wasn’t patient enough to do before. If you haven’t read my review of this workout, you can read it here. The beginner challenge doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s definitely challenging me! I’m panting, sweating and failing during the workouts, and sore the next day, but I’m not experiencing any pain, which tells me that this is the right pace. And my boyfriend is encouraging, telling me this is a good way to build myself up until I’m stronger and can do more intense, strenuous exercises. And even in just the first week, I can already tell I’m starting to get stronger – I’m lasting longer during the exercises, and I’m not as sore the next day. It’s too soon to physically see any differences, but I can already feel the changes, and that’s super encouraging. I’m going to get my splits!
So here’s my starting point with the splits:
I’ll keep you updated as I progress, with a new picture at the end of the 30 days!