Ahhh the weekend is finally here. The week went by pretty quickly, but I am still happy to be able to enjoy the weekend. It is about 80 degrees outside and the sun is shining 🙂
I woke up very early this morning (my body’s alarm clock doesn’t allow me to sleep in lately :-/) and decided to take advantage of that and get my workout in early. I just focused on my abs today. That took about 20 minutes, and then I did 50 minutes of some good, sweaty, heart-pounding cardio on the treadmill. Then i decided to take a yoga class, being that I am sore and that yoga always challenges me in a much different way than any of my weight training does. That held true again this morning. It was a tough class, but I enjoyed it! My sister tagged along with me, so that made it even more fun.
I told a friend I would hike Camelback Mountain with her this afternoon too. Many of you don’t know what I am talking about, but this is a tough climb! It ain’t no leisurely hike my friends. The last 1/8 mile is all boulders that you have to climb over, and there is a railing half way up that you have to use because it is so steep. It is a great workout, but I am already beat and still sore. My glutes are sore as hell from my leg workout yesterday!! (Lunges on the smith machine are my new favorite glute exercise by the way 🙂 They never fail to make my ass feel like someone took a hammer to it.) Ahh i don’t know what to do. Should i go? Should i try to postpone it until tomorrow? Blech. I don’t know.
I will leave you all with this today. What is the difference on the scale between someone who loses 20 pounds in 2 months and someone who loses 20 pounds in 6 months??? Nothing. My point being that if you lose it quickly, or if it takes you a little bit longer, you are still moving in the right direction. Do what you can today and don’t put it off until tomorrow. If you ate a bunch of cookies at lunch, drink some water, brush your teeth, clear your pallette, and eat a healthful dinner. Every little bit counts and eventually you will reach your goals. The hardest part is being patient, but patience will win every time.