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Thursday, November 6, 2014

And I Thought I Was Sore Yesterday...

Day 3 out of 21!
Day 3 of 21 Day Fix - Leg Day

So, on Tuesday I was lamenting about how sore I was... I blamed it on the week of rest I took after running my half-marathon, and doing different exercises now that running isn't monopolizing my workout time. Those are both probably factors, but I think I'm also just really pushing myself and giving it my all.

Anyway, I woke up yesterday with a whole lotta sore going on. Those additional 3 lbs on my weights made a huge difference! Honestly I didn't want to workout... I just wanted to catch up on sleep, as I was done nights for the week, and curl up in a ball and feel sorry for myself that I didn't get to eat any of the yumminess at a work party. I mean, come on, I had to bake chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin muffins and I didn't get to eat any of them! That is just torture for this gurl!

But you know what?? I didn't climb into bed with a box of tissues. Instead I put on my shoes, headed down to the basement and gave my leg workout my all! So much so they felt like JELL-O, just like my arms did the day before. Then I made the dinner I had on the menu, a taco salad :-)

Do you know why I was able to do this?? Because I have a 'why,' a reason that keeps me motivated when I feel like throwing in the towel. I don't do this just for the fun of it. Who am I kidding? Not much of this is fun right now... But I do it because I want to lead my groups by example! I have 7 women who chose to join me on this journey this month, and when I encourage them to push themselves, to give it their all when they want to give up, I don't want to be a hypocrite! I feel so honored that they would allow me to support them, and I don't want to fail them.

My other reason is to prove to myself that I can do it. When I did PiYo I didn't follow the eating plan 100%. I did eat much better than I ever had before, but I had my fair share of treats. I struggle so much with having self-control and sticking with things I start, and I want to grow in those areas! So that means sometimes having to watch others eat lots of yummy things while I munch on some carrots or grapes. It means going down to the basement when I'm not sure I'll be able to climb back up the stairs at the end :-) But really, at the end of the day this program is only 21 days, and it's really not that bad! The areas I will grow in by sticking with this will help in the big picture of living a healthy and active lifestyle.

So, I will keep pressing on for the next 18 days and lay my heart, soul and sweat on the basement floor!

Dani the Fat Gurl Inside

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