Today started off a little earlier than yesterday. I got up, had my pills and took the Hunter for a walk. 30 minutes later I had my shake. Well, maybe a little than 30 minutes later and I could start to feel the effects of not eating right away, again. I did my challenges. I had a day off from one of them & did the others while watching a movie. Wanted to try something different.
Day 21 challenges:
- 150 sec Jumping Jumps
- 150 sec High Knees
- 150 sec Burpees (the three combo that I hate)
- 65 Squats
- 45 Bridges
- 50 Lunges
- 115 sec Squat Jumps
- 115 sec Calf Raises
- 115 sec Lateral Lunges
Man do I hate the first three exercises. I pushed through as much as I could. I'm pretty impressed that I'm on day 21 of the challenges and I have to start thinking about which ones that I'm going to do next. I found a push up challenge via a friend and I may try that as I have very little upper body strength.
In my other blog, about Curvy Girl Complications, I talk about the difficulty of having hips and such, so you may wonder why I choose to do exercises that enhance those areas. The answer is simple. Part of my curves are genetic. If I'm stuck with them, I'm damn well going to make sure they look great. Not to mention the butt challenge (lunges, squats & bridges) really helps my running.
I totally broke out the spiralizer today and finally made something. I will be trying it tomorrow. I'm excited. It looks good. I made noodles out of sweet potato. I have a photo below. I'm going to make another recipe on Sunday. Already have the noodles ready to go. Figure they should keep until then. Been doing well with food.
Since I achieved quite a bit today and I've been feeling down, I decided to treat myself to a date. I took myself to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. As I am still on the challenge, instead of indulging in my free large popcorn, I took my own snack. I set a silent alarm to go off during the movie so that I would take it at the right time. This eating every two hours has really kept my energy up and helps so much.
The movie was fantastic. Sometimes you need to treat yourself. I'm trying to save for my own place, so instead of going to the double feature, I went to the regular showing. Saving isn't easy. Trying to figure out where I spend. Think right now, probably too much is on food, but at least it's all healthy stuff. I've gotten new shoes, but I did actually need those. I'm sure I will figure it out. One day at a time. One step at a time. No one can ask more than that. None of us are perfect. We all come with baggage. It's about having the patience to see through the dark times and weather the storm. Not everyone can do that. Make sure you find the one that can. I feel like ending with one of my favorite quotes on love: