I started my fitness challenge a week ago and so far I’m still sticking to it. (you can read my first post about it here). It’s been a great but challenging week. The easiest part has been the nutrition since I wasn’t doing too bad in that area beforehand. I’ve been trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, but I can still do a bit better in that area.
The trickiest part has been getting the workouts done. I have been getting up early so that I can do my exercise before my little man gets up. You mom’s know what it’s like, once the toddler is up, not much else is getting done. So I’ve been waking up extra early, something which in itself is difficult to do. Every morning when that alarm sounds I just want to shut it off and go back to sleep. But I force myself to get up and get that workout in. Except for Saturday, I slept in that day and skipped my workout, I just needed a sleep in day! But I doubled up on the workout on Sunday, so I paid for it that day.
Then there’s the challenge of actually getting through the workout. It’s been too long since I’ve had a consistent exercise routine so I have definitely struggled this week with just getting through each session. I haven’t done it perfectly, and I haven’t had the resistance that I would like to have. But I’ve done it, I’ve completed each workout, and I’ve improved every day. After just one week I can already feel, and see, the difference in myself.
This past week hasn’t been perfect, but it’s been an improvement. At the end of the day I’m not striving for perfection, I’m just trying to do better. I’ve completed the first week of my 21 day fitness challenge and I’m looking forward to this second week. Each day that I get it done, and I try my best, just takes me a step closer to making a permanent change. I’m proud of myself for sticking to it, and I’m excited to see the difference that another week will make.