I’m still managing to keep my activity high 🚶🏻♂️ My strategy for this muscle building phase is to .
👉 Keep activity high with over 10k steps everyday
👉 Small calories surplus daily
👉 Progress in the gym
So far so good. About 10 weeks in and around 8 lbs up and still feeling good
Last night night I was super pumped and ready for my long run this morning and the first 12 miles felt pretty good. It was around mile 13 that I started having a lot of pain in my hips, left foot and left ankle. I decided that it would be best to walk the rest of the way as I didn’t want to injure myself. Honestly having to walk the rest of the way totally played such a mind [email protected]@k with me and i started to doubt myself and question everything. I will rest and recover this weekend and attack the same trail next week and hopefully do better.
My little running partner has made an appearence, hello baby bump.
. Also my runs are shorter and take longer but 5k is my goal everyday and so far I have hit it. Some days I have to drag my feet out of bed and I am constantly checking my watch if I can stop but I take each day and listen to my body. ✨
⚠️Long Post ⚠️ Cliff notes: douche bag man cuts my workout short and is a terrible role model for his teenage sons.
Friday nights at the gym are actually probably my favorite gym day because it’s always so empty. Not only can I get on the machines I want, but there are less people there to make me feel self conscious. But the latter wasn’t true this week. Middle of my workout I hopped on to a smith machine for stiff legged dead lifts. During my workout a man and his two teenage sons hopped on the machine directly behind me. While I was on my second set I caught him staring at me in the mirror. I originally thought it was because of the small amount of weight or my form was terrible or whatever. During my third set I caught him staring, not at my back or at the bar, but directly at my ass. He had his head cocked to the side, with a smirk on his face while his son was on the machine. As I finished my set, we locked eyes in the mirror. He immediately moved to the other side of the gym while one of his sons was mid-set. I was so angry I couldn’t even focus on the rest of my workout. At best, he’s judging me for trying to better myself and get healthy. At worst he’s teaching his sons it’s ok to objectify women openly in public. Either way, I’m not ok with it. This is a big reason why so many women don’t go to the gym. We just want to be left alone so we can get fit. If you have something to say about my form, be a helpful person and say it to my face.
Healthy looks different on everyone.🍑 I went 16 years of my life being very unhealthy, sure I have always been active but how much food I consumed was very unhealthy. I went through school getting made fun of “why are you dating her she doesn’t have a good body,” “you have so much chub on your arms,” and so on. I became a very independent person and I finally decided to take over my life and to work on my self image, for myself, by myself. I went through a phase though where I would starve myself to feel good. Until I started getting comments such as “you look anorexic,” “are you sick, I think you should see a doctor,” “girls are made to have curves, boys don’t like sticks,” when I first started hearing these comments they actually felt good because I was so used being made fun of for how big I was. Then I realized that I was dealing with a lot of mental issues from not eating. I was tired all the time, I had headaches all the time, I had no energy, and I never did anything fun with friends or family because I was scared of food. Food was the enemy. I finally realized that there was a way to be all around healthy, this was weight lifting and consuming the right amount of food in which my body needed. Fast forward to where I am today.... I am only a few pounds lighter than I was when I was considered “fat” and ”overweight“. I have come along way and guess what! I am a healthy, all around happy and a confident person with who I am. Healthy looks different on everyone so don’t beat yourself up if people make negative comments... work on being the you, you want to be and you will be all around happy just like me! Be confident in who you are and where you are going. Everyone has their own struggles. Everyone has hit bumps in the road. If you work hard, with consistency and dedication you can do absolutely anything in this world you want to do.
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