The day after rest day! I woke up tired, I know it seems like a theme for me. But I’d been up till silly o’clock at work, honest!
Due to not really wanting a rest day I was pretty eager to get back into the routine and really pushed myself. I wanted to do some running today so I stretched a lot, jogged to the back of my house to the field. Haven’t been that direction in years, didn’t even know they moved the playground! Anyway, so I jogged around the park for a bit. Then jogged to the basketball court and did what I can only describe as circuits. Like you run halfway, you run back, then you run all the way, the repeat. It was awesome. I mean it hurt like a sonofa but it was awesome.
I did today’s jumping jacks outside too because it was so goram warm and nice. If the ground wasn’t so crappy I would have done the crunches outside too.
Yoga was brief today, din’t try to hold the poses for as long as I normally do, just worked on getting the first one, and then breathed through the rest. I can feel my flexibility improving, feels good.
Rest rest baby, danuhuhuhuhuh.
I wanted to stretch a little bit, but I didn’t do more than my physio stretches. Oh well it’s my rest day and I was busy working, all Sunday.
Oh, realised that cheer is from the 4th-7th, but I’m working all evening on the 4th and getting to school would take forever. I’ll have to leave on the 5th. Megabus? MEGABUS.
Today is my first day of work since starting this, it’s kind of a challenge. I woke up reasoning with myself to have five more minutes of sleep instead of getting up and running. I even bargained with myself that I would cut it short and do it later.
I got up and did it all, and boy did it feel good. Now I get why people work out in the morning, it just puts you in the right mood for the rest of the day.
To motivate myself I got my old uniform out and hung it on the door so I see it every time I leave my room.
I haven’t tried it on again, I’m a little worried because my mom accidentally washed my undershirt thinking it was my god-daughter’s shirt. The undershirt is handwash only, so I’m .. understandably a little nervous to try it on again. OOF.
Rest day tomorrow, can’t say I’m looking forward to it. I don’t really want to lose the momentum I’ve built up. But I won’t will I? Probably not. Not when you’re watching :)
This morning I woke up with a beast of a headache. Like, actual blinding pain, I couldn’t see anything so I went back to sleep. It didn’t help that the sun was being particularly radiant today. When I finally woke up my brain was still throbbing and the thought, “Why don’t you just stay in bed longer.. ?” crept into my mind. Shot that bad boy down super quick. Got up, got into jogging stuffs and went outside.
I really should have worn my sunglasses but I didn’t want to look like a tool, but in hindsight I really shouldn’t have cared what anyone thought. I didn’t run at all today, I was hoping to bump it up, but while I know my body was trolling me I’m still new at this again, I didn’t want to push it. So I just jogged for 15 minutes.
Physiotherapy stretches were harder today, but I can feel the improvement. I’m able to crack my back more consistently, something I haven’t been able to do for the best part of a year. I’m now more aware of my posture and if I find myself slouching I make a more conscious effort to correct it.
Ballet was okay. I really pushed myself to hold the yoga poses for longer and unnf, they are harder. Harder but fun.
OH OH! Recruitment! Yesterday I was talking to a friend about this blog and how I was motivating myself to do this and she offered to be my work out buddy :3 Okay so I pestered her into doing it and into opening a Fitocracy account. Excellent, excellent.
Two stickers in ballet if I do the yoga, I only do that four times a week. Special sticker because jogging was a special challenge today. What? Lemme alone, it’s cute :3
Welcome to day 2 of Khaleesi’s awesome fitness adventure! yaaay!
So this morning I jumped out of bed, lol who am I kidding, I rolled out of bed and I stretched. Then I went jogging and nyaaaahh it was okay.
I honestly don’t think I’ll ever hit the point in my life where I’ll enjoy running and think it’s a fun thing to do. Currently it’s something that I do that I know future me will appreciate so I endure it and I enjoy the ache afterwords. FEH. I jogged for four minutes, ran flat out for one, then jogged for ten. Did my physio stretches, which was fun, those are easy.
Then I did the Plan, today was 35 Jumping Jacks and 15 Crunches. While I was doing the jumping jacks I was all cocky like, “pfft dis iz nothinggg”. GOD ALMIGHTY did I feel it when I laid down to do the crunches. unf.
Next were the ballet stretches and they made me wish I still fit into my old ballet shoes. But I was 10 then, I’m 24 now and my feet are 3 sizes bigger, I need to let that dream die.
On to the yoga exercises! Oh I didn’t tell you about that? Well I didn’t know about that till today! After the floor ballet exercise I found myself in some makeshift yoga pose just relaxing and breathing. Literally the best thing I’d done all morning. So to end the ‘workout’ I threw in this awesome yoga routine that goes through these seven steps fluidly (well that’s the idea) and it ends everything perfectly.
I can’t remember the last time I felt so limber.
Edit: Almost forgot about Fitocracy! Mixing gaming and exercise, what’s not to love? Here’s my profile and I’m now level two. Holla!
Oh god, this is perfect.
I’m so excited to do this! It’s a sixty day program, which is great because I’m too lazy for independent thought and I hate this monotony of jogging every day. It blows.
Oof. It’s been a year since the accident and I’m finally no longer dependant on the medication and I’ve got hold of a competent physiotherapist, yay! The one thing she said was that I needed to build my strength back up. To which I nodded and agreed with because well I do. I used to go to the gym a lot when I was in Seoul, less when I got back to England and then after months of being bed ridden and .. the whole, “So what happened in May 2011" I’ve stopped being active.
I hate it, I hate not doing the things I used to do physically. I remember working really hard to touch my toes again, working to get my stamina back up by jogging everyday before a shower. But then finishing university took precedent, finding a job.. and now I’m stuck in a rut where I don’t do anything. That blows!
Reddit was a great help for a while, I did a 30 day jogging challenge and knowing that people could see the commitment I’d set up for myself and would know if I’d failed helped. But that community isn’t very active anymore and my second attempt to do it just sorta, fell flat again. I thought about making this blog private, but I know that having people take note of my failures is something that really motivates me.
So this is me, gearing up to get active again, wish me luck :)