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Day 6

I still ache today from my workout yesterday. It’s a better kind of ache than after my first workout so I feel as though there seems to be some improvement.

I’m doing okay with my general food targets but still falling short on both protein and fiber. I’m not sure I can do much more during lockdown but afterwards I’ll definitely look into how to hit those targets!

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Day 5

Today I had my second workout.

It went a lot better than the first one and, although I ache, I feel as though I had a better workout because of it. I managed to keep my heart rate high throughout and performed the moves with better form.

Everything else is going okay too. I got 3/4 to both my protein goal and my fibre goal. I’ve also managed over my daily goal of 2,000 steps a day since starting this.

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Day 3

I did it!!

I’ve been in achy pain all day today but I’m so proud of myself. I managed to do all my sets with either weights or resistance band, except for lunges.

I’ve looked up how to do lunges with dumbbells now, though, so I can do that on workout round 2.

My husband asked how I know what weight to use and I realised I didnt know so I looked that up too; turns out I was doing it a bit wrong.

See I was just doing the best with the weights I had but depending on how many you can do in the 8-12 reps let’s you know whether to go up or down in the weights!

So next time I know, if I can only manage 8 then lower the weights for the next set!

I do feel like there’s been a bit of a steep learning curve here but I also get the sense it’s somewhat deliberate to make you find the information yourself so you actually learn it.

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Setup

With a new beginning comes the initial setup. The setup always gets me super excited because it’s a fresh start and a chance to try something new.

For TeamRH this involved signing up (with a discount code my friend gave me who does this too) and also setting up the app. Now, I did run into some difficulties here, probably from my own stupidity. I clicked yes to “Working out from home” and didn’t realise that a lot of the workouts they provide you actually require barbells.

I don’t have barbells. I don’t even have room for barbells. However, I do have dumbbells which, after a bit of research, I believe I can use instead a lot of the time.

I’ve also bought myself resistance bands. The thing I didn’t know going into this was that a “workout” is solely strength training. No longer will my yoga count as a workout, unless a resistance band is involved.

I’m looking forward to figuring out how to incorporate resistance bands into my at-home workouts as well as beginning to strength train with the dumbbells.

My plan is to strength train twice a week and yoga once a week; but this is a limitation in the app as you can only choose 3 or 6 times a week. I did find guidance on how to handle this 2 times a week workout.

It’s yoga tonight, rest tomorrow, then first strength day on Thursday!

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Beginnings

So here we go again.

Today I joined TeamRH as a way to finally get some lifestyle changes in place. I’ve picked up some that have stayed with me along the years with regards to eating but I needed something for activity too.

And I wasn’t enough by myself.

So I’ve started a blog up again to try and hold myself accountable. I’m going to try and blog daily just to keep thoughts flowing and remind myself I’m here to feel stronger and healthier; both physically and mentally.

Don’t expect much cohesion or clarity… and if you came here because you were linked from when this used to be my anime blog – sorry! Those posts have been deleted for over a year now.

There may be some anime and games along the way, we’ll see.
But for now, a new journey begins.