It has been almost two weeks since I have written an update on my health journey. I caught the flu/cold the past week and it has been hard to do anything other than my regular routine – go to work, cook, clean, sleep and repeat. Isn’t it ironic that I got sick one week into my resolution?
Honestly, I haven’t worked out in the past weeks. The energy and motivation was not there at all. I was just too sick to to get up earlier than I normally do just to work out. I wanted to sleep more and relax so that I could get better and get back on to my regular programming. Although I didn’t do any workouts, I did manage to eat well during the past few weeks. It wasn’t my regular salads and chicken breast because I wasn’t feeling up for that. When I am sick, I want something warm and soothing so I opted out for a more easier to swallow food such as congee and soup. I jam packed the soup and congee with vegetables such as spinach and ginger to help with my sore throat.
I am almost at 100% and cannot wait to go back on track with the workouts. I got the eating part down but working out, not so much. My main goal this week is to get back on track with my daily workouts. I know it will be challenging but I will try my best to do so.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Monday!
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It is finally Friday. I thought this work week will never end – I only worked two days but it felt like eternity. I am totally pooped and just ready to get on with the weekend and catch up with my sleep. I usually get 8 hours of sleep everyday but I recently haven’t because of all the festivities that were going on during the past few weeks. I am having a really though time getting back into my regular routine and I hope it happens sooner than later because I hate feeling this way.
Exhaustion has been a real big problem for me these past couple of days. I just don’t feel like doing anything physical. I ALMOST didn’t do my workout today and the only reason why I did is because of my little one. She asked me if we can workout together (how can I say no to that?). She copies all the moves I do and has her own little “mat” beside mine.
Since I will be back to my regular routine next week, I’ve decided to write a weekly journal instead of posting daily journals. I doubt that you folks would like to hear the same thing over and over again – I will save you from that misery. I am going to be posting one journal each week highlighting the good, bad and the ugly. But if you are really curious to see what goes on behind the screen, then follow me on Instagram.
I am officially going to make Thursdays my rest day. It is one of my longer days at work and today just felt extra long – first day back after the holidays always do. I really thought that I could do it and push myself to workout today but I couldn’t. I was just too exhausted both physically and mentally. All I wanted to was to come home, relax and spend time with my family. Also, to top it off, I got my period so I was totally not feeling 100%.
I have to admit that I was quite disappointed at myself for not sticking to my plan today to workout after work. BUT, the exhaustion just really got to me and I wanted to focus the little energy I had left towards my little one.
Although I didn’t work out today, I did manage to resist eating the leftover holiday sweets at work. It was a real challenge because I LOVE sweets and it is also my time of the month which definitely increased that craving. It gave me affirmation that if I can say ‘no’ today then I can do so tomorrow and the next day and so on.
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I have to admit that I had zero motivation to do anything physical today. I am not quite sure if it was because I am going back to work tomorrow or I was just too sore from the workout I did yesterday – a 6 minute moderately intense benchmark workout from the Nike Training app. The workout consisted of push-ups, squats, lunges and jumping jacks which is done in intervals. The average time to do the benchmark is 6 minutes and I finished at 6 minutes and 10 second which shows that I really gave it my 100%.
It was quite a struggle for me to do anything today but I am glad I did. I had to really talk myself into doing some form of physical activity. I chose something that is not as intense as yesterday’s workout because my muscles are screaming. I went for a 7 minute yoga session. I felt relaxed and I didn’t feel that it was too hard on my already sore muscles.
Tomorrow will be a different day and I hope I have a lot more motivation than I did today.
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Happy New Year! I hope all of you kick started 2019 by having a fantastic day with your family and friends. This is the year where I will truly try my best to be a better version of myself. Last year was pretty rocky for me in terms of my health and it negatively affected my family and work. So this year, my focus is on my health. I honestly never knew that it impacted those around me in that way until I did some reflecting over the past couple of days.
I am going to work on these three things to improve my health:
1. Exercise more frequently
2. Eat a healthier diet
3. Reduce my amount of screen time per day – this does not mean that I will be posting
less. I just need to better manage my time to ensure that I am not on the computer
or my phone the whole day.
These things are a lot easier said than done, so to keep me in check I will write a daily journal on here about my progress.
Do you have a New Years resolution?
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