Workout Jam of the Day
What Did I Eat Today
Breakfast – 3 Scrambled Happy Egg Co Free-est of the Free Range Organic Brown Eggs
Lunch – Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, 2 Mashed Avocados Mixed w/ Garden Fresh Salsa
Snack – Elevation Dark Chocolate Cashew Cherry Bar and Protein2.o +Energy Blueberry Raspberry Water
Dinner – Curried Vegetables (Medium Hot Golden Curry Japanese Curry Mix, Cauliflower, Carrots, Broccoli, Bell Pepper) & White Rice
Well, it’s definitely been a good minute or two since I wrote an article, and a great deal has happened in that time! There was roughly a week or so after the last article went up where I was still regularly going to the gym, but my schedule was not permitting me to blog. My city started social distancing for Covid-19 Tuesday, March 10th. The last day I went to the gym was Friday the 13th. The gym closed the following Wednesday. While I desperately miss going right now, I understand why they’re closed and am doing my best to get exercise in from home.
I live in South Dakota where we still have a very low number of cases. My area is not in lockdown. There is no stay home order, only a mandate to keep gatherings under 10 people, 1 person grocery store trips, non-essential businesses closing, etc. Schools are also closed and my girls are remote learning on Chromebooks until May 1st at a minimum, potentially the rest of the year if things persist. Parks closed starting today.
I refuse to let this stop me from improving my health from every angle, and I am pleased to share my second stat update with you today (stats and recent photos from 3/29)! Considering the fact that I haven’t been to the gym in almost 3 weeks now, I’m impressed with myself to continue seeing improvements rather than lost progress. Just keep in mind most of the stats I track can only be tracked at the gym, so the numbers for weight lifting machines are from the last day I went March 13th, and the rest is current as of the 29th.
Over the next month, articles will be about ways to stay holistically healthy during this pandemic – home workouts, nutrition to boost your immune strength, overcoming fear and anxiety, possible interviews. You get the idea! The mission does not stop due to roadblocks. It only becomes more important so we can successfully overcome those roadblocks. It’s time to get creative, focused, and see this through!
My before and after photos are below. The two on the far left were taken 2/1. The two in the middle were done at my first stat update 2/29. The images on the far right are from 3/29. I’m just behind a couple days getting this post up. You can definitely see the clear difference now, despite the fact that I haven’t lost a full 10 pounds yet. While I’m losing fat, I’m building great muscle and toning, so it definitely shows! My victory today was putting on a super cute pair of size 16 capris I bought several years ago and never wore. I was sorting through my clothes, looking for what I could get rid of, and I finally decided to try out a 16. They fit great!
Thanks for following along in my journey! Stay tuned!