For whatever reason, I woke up today feeling very… empowered. I don’t know, I felt this surge of hope and excitement for the future. I wanted to try recovery, I wanted to eat normal meals and not hate myself. I wanted to feel like the healthy girl that I want to be.
I really wish that my gym offered a Barre Method class because I really enjoy it and honestly, I miss ballet and it reminds me of it. My mom got some fancy new barre workout thing from home shopping though that I may
just need to steal borrow.
I also had a major blonde moment and forgot that it was Memorial Day and that my gym closes at 1 on Memorial Day… I pulled into my gym’s parking lot at exactly 1… an accurate depiction of my feelings.
Not wanting to deviate from my planned workout I decided to head over to the … dare I say it… track. I hadn’t done speed work on the track since cross country season and I honestly, I can’t say that I missed it at all. There’s something just so awkward and tedious about running laps around the track. Especially when there are a whole bunch of people who are walking staring at you as you’re sprinting and panting and sweating
and crying. (just kidding, I was only crying inside… I swear).
my workout went like this:
5 minute jog warm up
1 minute sprint
1 minute jog
5 minute jog cool down.
Definitely not my best workout ever, but if I’m honest, my plantar fasciitis has been getting pretty bad again and I definitely haven’t given it any rest. I should really start swimming again…
The girls over at Tone It Up are hosting their 3rd annual Bikini Series, it’s something I look forward to every year and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. We receive daily challenges and workouts and it’s just a great thing to be a part of. It’s not too late so sign up if you want to check it out!
Wow I sound like an advertisement… ANYWAYS! This week is all about confidence. Today’s challenge was to write out our goals for the rest of the bikini series. I have a small list here, and honestly I know that some of them I will not accomplish by the end of the series, but I really do hope to accomplish them someday, and I want to remind myself of these goals when I’m really struggling.
Erin’s Bikini Series Goals:
- Fix my metabolism
- lose weight (somewhere between 10 and 20 pounds I think would be nice)
- eat regular and healthy meals, no more picking
- learn to not be afraid of eating
- get a hold on my anxiety
- love myself
- finally be freed from this illness that has encased me for so long.