Yes indeed it has, FitFriends.
I've had one heck of a summer.
Lots of beer.
Lots of Food.
LOTS of BBQ.
I had fun, obviously!
However, I also gained 8lbs back. *sigh*
Then I started a new job, totally stoked, and started going back to the gym. I started doing the Jamie Eason LiveFit trainer all over, however I went for a nerve conduction test at the hospital and until I get an MRI done to rule out a slipped disc, I'm on doctors orders to stop lifting heavy objects.
Normally, that would have discouraged me. Now....I'm working around it. Jillian Michaels is once again my go-to with her mainly bodyweight exercises, and compound movements using lighter weights. (Hey! YOU try doing a squat and corkscrew press with 25lbs!)
Planks a' many!
Cardio intervals interspersed with compound movements!
The result? It's been half a week and I'm down 2.5lbs.
What I realized is this:
I'm not done torching fat. I'm seeing performance results with these workouts in a way that I'm finding very satisfying. My body is responding well and burning calories during my workouts like its going out of style (but its SO not!)
I feel athletic.
Everytime I get to my 8th burpee and get to thinking "This is SO HARD. Who's going to care if I don't finish two more to complete the set?"
Instead of stopping, I've started answering back.
and then I finish the set of 10. Next week I plan to add 2 more.
I feel exhilarated as I push myself, TRULY push myself. I'm getting hard on myself during my workouts because I KNOW. I. CAN. DO. BETTER.
I deserve this.