I've had a really hard week, it was one of those where everything you do goes wrong and just when you thought nothing could go worse than that, it does. I was desperate! I had build up too much stress that I felt my head was going to explode and all of my body was feeling horribly heavy. I ate due to anxiety (probably way too much that I gained a pound...)
In conclusion, it was horrible! and yes, Monday started and seemed to be a good week, but by Wednesday it was just unbearable. I tried my best not to break down, but that night I couldn't handle it any more.
Exercise! yes, that was the solution. The answer I've been looking for all along those horrid days. I have been on a bad relationship with working out lately. I haven't moved a muscle (literally) in almost a month and a half and it could be longer than that (at least it feels that way).
Doing cycling has always made me feel better and it has an extraordinary effect on my nerves. In that way, I started riding my stationary one. In just 30 mins, it does the charm.I felt relieved and happy. It was all I needed. And I feel more inspired than ever!! I want to keep it up and switch up my routine.
The reason why I stopped exercising was that I had no time, and I love to so, but finding the space is not so easy, 30 mins in the stationary is good. But having under 30 mins workouts would be so much better. BEACHBODY has developed one that is 25 mins long which give you the same results as an hour long workout with just focusing more on the intensity, putting in practice the saying "quality over quantity". I am seriously eyeing it, it seems like so much fun and it might help me relax! which I need more now that I study and work. It is called the FOCUS T25. The launch date is yet to be announced , but you can subscribe to their e-mail list and be one of the first people to know it and get it. I have already joined it so that I can be alert to purchase it. It is going to be great for busy people.
Another thing that is going to go great with it is their foam roller, to loosen up muscles after a extraneous exercise so that you are not as soar as you would be later. I like stretching also to loosen up those muscles! I don't want to walk later like a granny (which I feel I am most of the time). How could I forget? to tone those flappy arms (my case totally!) I might purchase their Dumbbell weight set which includes the 3 lbs., 5 lbs., 8 lbs. weights. pretty cool.
I've been on the search for good quality yoga mat for a while, I haven't cross one that has enough padding to help with knee or ankle pain when doing yoga (i did it once and couldn't handle it) or even elbows and back pains due to the hard wood floor here at home. BEACHBODY got it! it is called the yoga monster mat. yes, monster. It is definitely one of the products that I might be getting in the near future :)
If you didn't notice, I am really motivated and excited about working out. I need to keep it that way, that is why i need to switch it up a little sometimes!
Are you trying to workout more? if you already do, how do you stay motivated?
Disclaimer: BEACHBODY contacted me to talk about their new program and the new products they carry. I have worked with them before. I am not receiving any economic compensation or any other type or form of it. All opinions are my own. I have permission to use their photos in this post in order to show the previously mentioned goods.