June 25: No weigh in this week because it’s been a bad time for exercise! First I was injured and skipped about 5 days…then when I got back to it I was so sore I skipped 2 days… THEN I got a tattoo, and the skin was so tight and uncomfortable that I was just doing low-impact leg stuff for several days. It’s no joke… A couple days after the tattoo, I moved my arm too quickly and the scab split down the center! Super painful and I didn’t want to risk scarring (on, you know, something that will be on me forever), so I waited a couple more days before doing any arm workouts. Today was my first day back at HIIT, and I’m super tired but I feel great! This week I get catered lunches at work ALL week, so it hasn’t been a great week, food-wise… I eat healthy/small breakfast/snacks/dinner, but obviously that can’t make up for eating a fatty sandwich at lunch or something. They’ve been providing us with really nice salads too, so I guess tomorrow and the rest of the week I need to cover my plate in salad and take a small piece of whatever caloric entree they have. I’ve just been stoked they have anything vegetarian at all!
June 26: Feel so good to be back working out! Man, I missed this. I’m trying to be really good for the next week or so, since I have an event on the 4th of July weekend that I want to look my best for. I’m not into crash diets, but maybe trying really hard to eat clean will help me with the food trouble I’ve been having lately :/ I fear I may have gotten stuck in the mindset of “I’m never going to be thin and have nice legs, so why bother?” It may be deep in my mind. Every time I look in the mirror and see tons of cellulite I feel so defeated. Even knowing that it is totally normal….I still feel like I’ll never be able to wear a swimsuit or short cute dresses or anything. Bah. California is full of such beautiful women, I feel like a beached whale compared to most of the ladies here.
June 27: Going to try running for the first time in quite a while. I’m getting a little bored of working out in my bedroom! Might be good to get outside. Asked a friend who did cross country for a long time about any running tips, and after he told me some he said, “Don’t work too hard, or you’ll be too cute for your own good.” OH YOU.
June 28: I guess I was always under the assumption that running was ONLY good for cardio and nothing else, but I am really sore! And since I work out so frequently anyway, I feel like that’s pretty significant. I’m doing this 5k training program on this cool running app I found, I figure that’s a good place to start. Having scheduled workouts is key for me to actually do them. Today is rest but tomorrow is a 45 minute walk/jog (so I’ll go 3-4 miles in that time)…and weigh-in!