Hey There Friends! How’s it goin? Reading week’s over today 🙁 I’m really sad to see it go because it was amazing to do a lot of nothing for the last couple days and be guilt free. But oh well…gotta return to the real world some time!
Exercise for the Soul
Last weekend, I shared my first set of – hopefully many! – weekly health and fitness goals. They were all focused on rebuilding foundations that I’ve been slacking off on and I’m really happy with how I did 😀 Along the way I also re-learned something that it seems I’d forgotten somewhere in January:
It’s so easy to forget how far the benefits of exercise actually go; that it isn’t just about getting more fit or more toned or gaining muscle or losing weight. This week I saw such a difference in my overall well-being and I know a lot of that is due to being back in the gym and working on my yoga practice! Hopefully, I won’t be so quick to forget again, because I’m definitely happier and more centered when I’m working out regularly 😀
Recap of last week’s Goals
1. Prep 2 – 3 Meals I actually didn’t prep any of these meals on Sunday, but I cooked and baked up a storm on Monday to make up for it. Still counts, I promise! I made a big batch of quinoa to carry me through the week, some shredded chicken, meatballs and muffins for snacks/breakfast. It wasn’t a lot, and I did run out of food before Saturday but it was better than nothing and I didn’t eat out once! SCORE 😀 2. Three Mornings of Yoga Nailed it! On Monday I did a 20 minute Vinyasa flow that I’ve done a couple times before. I really like it cuz although it’s not specifically geared towards beginners it’s moderately easy to follow 😀 Friday and Saturday, I decided to try something new and did two sequences by Fightmaster Yoga. These were definitely harder, especially the longer one, but I really enjoyed challenging my body in a new way and I’ll probably do them again 🙂 3. Three Days of Lifting And…this is where I fell a little short 😕 . I only did two days of lifting and a BodyStep class for my cardio day. I definitely had plans to make it to the gym for that last day of lifting but it didn’t happen 🙁 The workouts I got in were pretty great though! I had a lot of fun trying out new things – like box jumps – and challenging my brain as much as my body in BodyStep. I swear step class is like one huge puzzle – getting those moves right is so hard!
Goals for this week (Feb 23 – Mar 1)
I already did most of my meal prep yesterday, so it didn’t seem fair to make it a goal on it’s own 😆 I do have some other food related goals though. After doing the research for the ‘Eat the Rainbow‘ post, I realised that I definitely don’t get enough variety of fruits and vegetables. So my goal this week is to slowly incorporate more variety into my diet, starting with 2 new veggies. I picked up some brussel sprouts (which I’ve never tried before) and different colours of peppers (which I generally avoid). Usually, these would spoil in the fridge – horrible, I know 🙁 – but this week I’m determined to eat them all!
I’m gonna stick with the same goals I had last week. Now that I’ll be back to my regular schedule it’ll be easier for me to let life get in the way. So the challenge this week is maintaining that level of activity, while doing all the other things I usually do during the week! Wish me luck! 🙂 Reminder: The In the Dance Fitness Jamaica giveaway is still happening! So don’t forget to enter 😀
What about you?
How did last week go for you?
What are your goals for next week?
Share in the comments below!