Hi Everyone! I’ve been wanting to post an update to my workout routine, lately. I’ve been pushing myself to exercise as much as possible during the week. What does this mean in Stacey-terms?
I recently got a temp job as Event Coordinator for a local business, so I’ve been working part-time hours, but really more like full-time hours by the time you factor in my 3 hour daily commute to and from work. It’s a pain in the ass, but I’m pretty good at my job, so that is a plus. With that being said, I’ve been really trying to workout every night once I get home from work. I’ve been pretty diligent in my exercising, and eating, as well. I haven’t been eating fast food (which I normally rarely do anyway). It’s a lot easier when the husband is out of town since he’s a temptation in my life when it comes to eating unhealthily. (He’s got a super fast metabolism and a very skinny, yet muscular frame, so he’s lucky!)
I have been sticking to a very strict diet of fresh fruits, greek yogurt, spelt bread, lean meats like turkey, and veggies that I snack on throughout the day, like carrots. It’s gotten easier as time has gone by, but training my body to enjoy eating healthy foods is still a struggle. I usually give myself a sweet a day, like a brownie, or a cookie. I know, this isn’t the best, but it works for me, and keeps me honest. i’m a sweets girl at heart, and that isn’t ever going to change.
I’ve also tried to incorporate mini-workouts throughout the day (not at work, but when I’m home on weekends or longer days at home during the week). This usually consists of squats and lunges, some punching for some upper cardio, and anything I want to throw into the mix. Just about 10 reps of each (more for upper work) a few times a day. I feel like this really helps keep me from not wanting to workout, which is sometimes a really difficult thing to get over.
I’m constantly working on all of this, though, I’m not perfect, and have a long way to go. But overall, I feel a lot more healthy, and I feel like my body is getting to a better place for me. I don’t have an ideal weight or size in mind. I just want to go by feeling. I’ll know when I’ve hit my peak. It’s going to be tough to maintain, but I’m willing to put in the work.