The first time I saw Lee Ann Rimes on the cover of Shape magazine I was impressed. She had gotten more toned and she loss alot of the baby fat she had when she was a teenager. Then the second issue of Shape came out and I was like “Go LeAnn!” your killing it. She was on the cover of Fitness, but I wasn’t to fond of the ad, she looked pasty and had a boyish figure. In my opinion she looked great and all she needed to do was maintain her weight and stay healthy.
Then I saw this picture!
I was floored. I did not know what to think. You only see her legs, but that is enough. All I could think of was it the stress of the past few years or was it the influence of her new man. This is not what healthy looks like this is what obsession of the gym, possibly starvation, looks like. I am definitely not hating on her, I like the girl. I just hope she figures things out and finds peace in her life, that is if she hasn’t found it already.
How I feltFrom going to the gym 5 days a week at 5 am to doing nothing for almost a month makes me feel horrible!
I had the flu for two weeks. At first we didn’t know what the hell was wrong with me, I thought maybe it could be my Lupus. A couple week prior to me having the flu I was getting chest congestions and feeling really weak so I was actually sick more like a month! I had to go to the ER once the fevers started but they never said it was the flu, they gave me a crap load of pills, but nothing worked. A couple days later I went to the doctor and thats when she said I had the Flu. Once I new what was wrong with me I actually started feeling better, its amazing how powerful the mind is.
Even though I was sick there are some pros and cons to me having the flu.
I lost EIGHT pounds! Yes, EIGHT freaking pounds! I had no appetite and everything tasted bland
I stopped drinking coffee
I was able to get much needed rest from the past year and a half (school, work and marriage)
Missed my last day of school
Missed my graduation dinner
Felt like death
Coughed so hard that I almost vomited a couple times, horrible!
So what happens next? I need to start WORKING OUT!!!!!! I miss it so much! Yeah, I lost eight pound, but now I feel skinny fat, UGH that’s the worst type of skinny. I lost some muscle and I need to get it back!
I am so happy for the weekend to get here, I wish it was a long weekend, but my job does not close on MLK day. How ruuuuuuuuuddddeeeee.
Well anyways Im excited for the weeked. Tomorrow I am trying this new group class called body pump. I got to know the instructor pretty well because I have taken other classes from her and we are both Egyption! Basiclly, she hooked it up and said she would sign up my mom and I for class. I got the hook up!!!!
BODYPUMP™ is the original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute workout challenges all your major muscle groups by using the best weight-room exercises like squats, presses, lifts and curls. Great music, awesome instructors and your choice of weight inspire you to get the results you came for – and fast! Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYPUMP™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography.
It seems like a pretty cool work out. I have been straying away from group exercise classes, except spinning, because I have been doing my own weight routines. Since sticking to a weight plan I have noticed a difference in my body, Its great!!!!! However. I feel that I am about to get a bored with it, so I need to start incorporating more of a variety to my routine.
Can I just say it is always great when you fall and you are able to pick yourself back up again. I have been reading through some of my favorite health blogs and it seems these past few months have been rough for ALL of us. But the true test of ones dedication to their healthy lifestyle is being able to pick themselves back up again.
Believe me it is rough. The past month has been a struggle, trying getting myself back in my old routine of daily exercise and consistent healthy eating habits. Around day two and three I would just give up and feel sorry for myself. Thankfully, this past week I have been able to pick myself back up again and get myself going. I tried to think about what helped me get back in the game and a few things came to mind.
1.Reading health blogs: Reading other blogs helped me realte to other women.
2. Observing how my body feels: When I start feeling groggy and sleepy all the time I know it has to do with the quality of food that I am eating and me not going to the gym.
3. Clothes: When my pants start to feel a little tight that is usually when I pick myself up real quick.
4. Sadness: When I start to feel sad and almost depressed I know alot of it has to do with my Health. Being healthy for me is meditative, I feel a sense of balance.
These are just a few things, but I am sure there is more.
So those who are feeling down and out, find what works for you and make sure you write down and place it somewhere where you can see it everyday for constant motivation.