Mar 082016

Last week was awesome! I felt like I killed it in the workout department once again. I can really feel the change in my body now. And others are starting to notice the hard work!

I did pretty good with the diet this week and I felt like I was back in the saddle.

I worked the homeshow over the weekend and managed to stick to my diet. I was working long hours and didn’t have a lot of time to plan so Pure Protein bars were my mainstay. I also managed to get a great workout in Saturday morning before the show. Sunday morning I went and did BODYPUMP with Heather Young. Heather is a new BODYPUMP instructor and she needed to practice so I decided to go thru the workout with her.

Now I used to do PUMP a lot about a year or two ago. I went into it thinking that since I had been doing the Alloy workouts it wouldn’t be hard. That I could handle it. This is a perfect example of how doing the same thing in your workout is where you can hit a lull in your goals. I started the class with Heather and couldn’t believe the difference I had in just changing what I had been doing. PUMP was hard and challenging! I couldn’t agree more that putting these programs together is where it is at for challenging yourself and your goals! After the homeshow I got home to my family and had an amazing evening with my husband grilling out and me sticking to the diet and felt great… That’s when life struck!

My daughter woke up Monday morning a little after midnight complaining that she was not feeling well. She had a fever. We were up together most of the night with her not feeling well and I had to miss Afterburn. I was still up at my normal time to go to class but had to miss and stay home to make sure my daughter was ok. I messaged JK to let him know I was going to miss. The old me would be delighted to sleep in. However, I was not able to! I was sad that I missed seeing my new friends and getting our workout in together. I thought maybe I would try to go to the gym later but she was too sick for me to go. This is when I had to get creative. I tried to do bodyweight moves that we would normally do in a class whenever I could fit it in during the day. It’s hard when you are on a new plan to miss a day. It freaked me out a bit. I got a little nervous thinking “What if I lose my momentum and then just quit?” like I had in the past. But I kept myself focused by trying to incorporate any bit of exercise into my day. So it was a little silly to just drop and do a set of squats while I waited for clothes to dry, or just to do planks whenever I could. That’s a success in my book!

I ran into another participant from class at the doctor’s office and she said how she had missed me in class in the morning. This is why this works. It has become a group of friends and now a workout family, helping each other to our goals.

Here’s hoping my baby girl gets better fast!

Quote for this week: “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but NEVER change the goal”.

Grace will be reporting regularly on how the Six Week Challenge is going for her. Check back in with us next Tuesday to see how her final week went!

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