Challenge 4 Incomplete

My phone sang me the song of its people at 5 a.m. Unfortunately my snooze button also sounded mighty attractive. I missed the Color Run! And that’s okay! I’m not perfect, and I see no use in pretending that I am. I’m choosing to focus on my hits, not my misses. I also made up for it with a brief jog this morning.

I did however get through the second week of my Fitness Bootcamp! Everything is very sore and swollen. I’m not sure if that’s what’s supposed to happen, but I’m trusting the process and my trainer. I feel considerably less anxious in the gym. That’s a win for me!

A goal I made this week was to learn the names of exercises. I have been calling them made up names for now. Turns out “bent over arm pull things” and “medicine ball wall twerking” are not the technical terms. I’m still learning.

This week, I figured out my favorite and least favorite exercises. I like overhead presses. They make me think of DoodleBob yelling, “Mehoy minoy!” It makes my grimace turn into a grin. Turns out, I really don’t like burpees. I dread them. I’m throwing myself at the ground without a 100% guarantee that I’m gonna catch myself with my arms. It’s a gamble every time. Gravity and I are known enemies. One of these days, I’m going to catch myself with my face, I just know it. But until then, I gotta keep doing them.

Week 2 done!

Anyway, I think I feel better and look better than I did at the beginning of the year. Last year, I had switched medications and lost about 20 pounds due to a stressful situation. I was fairly underweight for my height, but I feel like I’ve gained a healthy amount back. I’m also in much better spirits and not stressed. Win-Win. Unfortunately, I don’t have any comparison photos. I had a mishap with an iCloud backup and lost all my pictures from January through June. The good news is, prior to starting this class, Desiree took before photos and did measurements. I’ll have some concrete evidence to support my thoughts in August!


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