What I learned —
This week was sort of a big personal challenge for me. Usually distractions like big house projects and extra family time completely throw me off of whatever workout plan I'm on. I typically use it as an excuse to stop completely and I can never get started again. Which is why I was really proud of myself for doing a bit of extra work on Friday to make up for what I already knew was going to happen over the weekend. And the fact that I got right back to it on Monday, despite being completely worn down by the weekend housework says a lot about my commitment to myself. Maybe it seems insignificant on the outside, but I really believe that this is the year that I get back to myself.
Now that the first month is done, I am already seeing changes to my body and I'll be honest, it feels great. My legs are more toned, my abs are definitely coming back, and the muscles in my arms are definitely developing. But what feels equally good, if not better, is the fact that I can feel my body getting so much stronger. I have more control over my body just in everyday situations, whether it's building Ikea furniture or hiking or even just moving around. It feels so good to feel stronger. I guess I didn't realize after all these years of being out of shape how bad it really feels. I've still got a long way to go but I'm very happy with the progress I have made!