Focusing on Relaxing & Some Progress Pictures!
Happy Hump Day everyone! This week seems to be cruising by for me! I think it has a lot to do with having NO classes on Mondays!
However, on Wednesdays I DO have class; two of them in fact! My first class begins at 8:30 AM, so I was up and at the gym by 7:00 to get my sweat on!
Normally, I plan ahead of time. I usually schedule my days so I know what to do when; example: what time I plan on going to the gym on such and such a day; however today was different.
I have been taking a different approach on things lately and it’s working.
I found myself stressing and thinking too much about what and when I should do something. I would take forever to decide whether or not I should go to the gym before my morning class or after, when I should do my homework – between my breaks from class or later that night, etc. etc.
Too much time was being spent on unnecessary things! My mind was starting to go crazy and I would take forever to make the simplest little decision. How silly!
So, like I said, I have a new approach:
Going with the flow.
I need to be easier on myself and less of a perfectionist!
If I don’t wake up at 6:00 to get to the gym, WHO CARES!? I can go later!
If I don’t complete all of my homework one day, WHO CARES!? I can do it the next day!
If I don’t make my bed one morning, WHO CARES!? Not making your bed actually let’s it air out and dehydrates and kills dust mites! (Gross, I know, but it’s a good excuse for not making your bed if you ask me! Who wants to be sleeping with dust mites?)
I think you get my point. As I have been focusing on “going with the flow” lately, I have been a lot more relaxed and my mind doesn’t race like it did anymore.
One example of relaxing and going with the flow happened last night. Since I had such a horrible sleep the other night, I didn’t know if I would be fully rested in the morning to make it to the gym before class, so I didn’t make a plan.
Like I said, usually I would have my entire day planned out, but this time I approached things in a more relaxed and laid back manner.
I went to bed without setting an alarm, doing any food prep, or packing my gym bag. I wanted to allow myself to sleep until I was well rested.
It just so happened that I was well rested by 6:30. I woke up on my own, without an alarm or any interruptions, so I knew I was ready to wake up and start my day!
I whipped up a yummy breakfast of oats and strawberries with almond milk, and eggs (unpictured)
Then I blended up a protein shake and headed out the door!
I had a heavy shoulder workout today and it felt so good. My last few shoulder workouts took place back home, so they weren’t quite the same as my “normal” shoulder workouts. The Bowflex was good, but I definitely missed my gym here in London over the break!
I took some pictures of my arms after my workout because I am noticing some changes!
I had to get ready for school after my workout…
Let’s just say my eye liner was a little crooked today My arms were feeling quite noodley after working so hard!
What is one unnecessary thing that you find yourself stressing or thinking too much about?
How was your WORKOUT WEDNESDAY? What did you do to get your sweat on today?
Do you take progress pictures? I don’t do it often (nor have I ever done it at the gym before!), but I have been noticing some gains in my arms, so I thought I’d share It’s pretty motivating for me.
Have a wonderful night friends! Tomorrow is all about legs!