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Day 16

I’m proud of myself. I very nearly allowed my cramp side effects to be my “excuse” for not doing my workout. But I pushed through that mental block and did the entire workout plus 5 minutes yoga at the end for a cool down.

I definitely feel so much better for that!

Everything else went really well today too and I bought myself Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ for my Switch.

Now to snuggle up with my book again!

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Day 1

So the first day was rather exciting and rather interesting. After setting everything up I made sure to track my water and track my food.

I’ve learnt already two important things:

  • Hitting my protein goal will be hard
  • Hitting my steps will be hard, especially in lockdown

Because I accidentally activated a security feature while setting my account up and locked myself to 10,000 steps I think I have more calories allotted than I should. I’ve decided to leave it as the recommended number of steps a day is 15,000 and I do want to get there eventually.

Yesterday, I marched on the spot for 15 minutes and proudly hit 2,500 steps (I’ve been averaging 1,000 since lockdown began) so for now that’s my internal goal and I’ll build it up week by week.

My yoga session went well. 30 minutes that I mentally really needed and I ache today so I feel happy about what I accomplished yesterday both food-wise and exercise-wise.

Now for the next step forward…

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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!