Back to my Happy Place (WW #3)

January got off to a crazy start, and before I knew it I blinked and here we are, midway through February. The weather has been uncooperative and there have been a few events that led me to not feel like going down to the trail to run. But this weekend, the stars finally aligned!

 

Okay, so obviously the weather wasn’t perfect – it was a little overcast and a lot humid, but there was a great breeze and I got in quite a few miles, and my soul felt like it finally took a giant exhale.

I’m still going strong 💪🏼 with Body Beast. I recently finished the Build Phase, and boy am I not sad to see it go. Those workouts just weren’t my favorite. But now I’m in Bulk Phase and the workouts are shorter and more focused and that makes me happy. It’s also a lot easier to do a 20 – 30 min workout at 6am (ok, really make that 6:20 most days) than it is a 40 – 50 min one.

We’re not going to talk about my weight, which has been … what’s the opposite of a free-fall, cause yea, that, for months now, but I’m gaining muscle for sure and feel stronger, so that’s all most of what counts!

Weekly Wrapup Many thanks to Holly and Tricia for always hosting the Weekly Wrap linkup.

I’ve been finding some great new reads! 🙂

BodyBeast Go!

Across the globe today, thousands of women marched for many many reasons.  I had intended to join them, but my anxiety and agoraphobia got the better of me, and I didn’t make it downtown.

Instead, I practiced my own kind of self-care, which involved buying a weight bench, putting it together, and starting Week 1, Day 1 of Body Beast.  I think this program will be something positive to focus my attention on for a while.  Even though there is a ton going on in politics, my work and my personally, or maybe _because_ there is so much going on, I need a new outlet.

I’ve been doing parts of P90X on and off, and more recently P90x3 semi-regularly, and while those programs include weights, they’re very cardio focused.  I’m excited to give real weight lifting a chance for a while.  I’m not afraid of lifting heavy and gaining a little weight if it comes with greater functional strength and more chances to show off my biceps.  So, let’s Beast Up!

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