I came across this Pressed Earth cold pressed green juice today and while it was pretty pricey at almost $10 a bottle, it was incredibly delicious and just what I needed!
To tell the truth, I’ve been feeling rather flat and mojo-less this week. I’m not quite sure why. Sometimes you just get one of these weeks where you don’t know where your groove has gone and there’s nothing you can do about it but just be kind to yourself and soldier on through it! A couple of times, I almost felt like skipping a workout and just giving myself a break, especially when it came to the Full Body Workout at the end of the week. It’s just supposed to be an optional workout and I thought, ‘Hey, if it’s just optional… I haven’t had a rest day this whole week so this could be my rest day…’
But then I remembered what I promised myself about grit and finishing what I started, so I decided to suck it up and just do it. And I was glad I did it! I think I’ve mentioned a couple of times now how I’ve felt like piking on one or two of my workouts, particularly the optional ones, but so far the remembrance of my grit challenge has kept me going, which I’m really grateful for. I’m going to make sure I finish whatever I start, and finish strong!
I also tried incorporating a little bit of yoga in my workout for flexibility, core strength and a different way of stretching out my body after a couple of the Kayla Itsines workouts. They’re just a couple of quick, free yoga workouts streamed off YouTube – Tara Stiles’ yoga workouts are a particular favourite of mine. I never used to be a yoga fan – it’s usually too slow for me – but I’m really interested in seeing if practising yoga regularly will help improve my core, which is always my trouble spot, and I was also looking for some new stretches to cool down with. I’m not going to do too much of it right now as my main goal is to complete the Kayla Itsines Weeks 13-24 (remember, finish what you start!!). But for now these short online yoga workouts are doing the trick for me!
This is the week I also got back into running! At first I planned on just doing a short 2km run followed by a 2km walk home. Well, with the cool weather that evening, 2km was a breeze and I thought, ‘Hey, why not just try for 3km? Then we can follow that up with a 3km walk home.’ And somehow that became a 6km run in its entirety… I got home, feeling the endorphins high and managed to kick the no-mojo feeling to the curb for the rest of the night. Plus, just doing power walks for me as recommended in the BBG just doesn’t feel like enough cardio for me. I’m used to doing way more cardio and while that may not be the way to go for more people, I definitely felt like my body perked up and felt a lot stronger and leaner after my runs this week.
November 10th to 16th:
- Monday: 45 minute walk
- Tuesday: Kayla Itsines Week 18 (Legs)
- Wednesday: Kayla Itsines Week 18 (Arms) plus 20 minute yoga workout
- Thursday: 6km run
- Friday: Kayla Itsines Week 18 (Abs) plus 20 minute yoga workout
- Saturday: 2km run, 2km run/walk
- Sunday: Kayla Itsines Week 18 (Full Body Workout)