Happy St. Patrick's Day
Here we are at Monday again. Man, where does the weekend go?? Mine flew by so quickly!!
Hubs had to work until noon on Saturday, so I got to sleep in. I got up around 8 am, caught up on emails, etc, did an intense HIIT workout, got my hair trimmed, then got ready to spend the afternoon w/ DH (darling hubs).
When he got home from work we went to lunch then shopping. I've got a college reunion in a couple of weeks and I was on a mission to find the perfect outfit. I was struggling to find it!! We went to 5 stores and weren't having any luck. I found an awesome bikini at The Buckle that I just knew I would look amazing in. Well, I tried it on and was immediately disappointed. :( I made a comment on my Facebook page about it and was scolded by several friends. Let me set the record straight here. I don't have a body image issue. I'm proud of my body and my curves. I've worked very hard to get where I am and I'm exceptionally proud of that! I'm not afraid to rock a bikini!! It was a beautiful bikini, it just wasn't flattering on me and obviously not the right suit for me. What discouraged me was I'm not making as much progress as I think I should be. I feel like I'm working hard and should be closer to where I want to be than I am. It's easy to get discouraged when we don't see immediate results. I just need to remind myself that slow progress is still progress and to keep going!!
Today is Motivation Monday and we're talking about Weight Lifting Tips. Strength training is something that I'm really interested in right now. I've been reading and researching as many resources as I can. I'm certainly not an expert, so the best advice that I can give you is to do your homework. There are LOTS of reputable resources available. I'm going to share a few of my favorites with you.
Here's a great article that I found on Pinterest. I've also found a lot of good information on the FitnessRX Women website including the Jamie Eason program that I'm currently following. It's a great workout and I've been able to easily modify it to do at home. There's also a ton of information at http://www.bodybuilding.com/ And another great resource is The New Rules of Lifting for Women book. I bought mine from Amazon and thanks to Prime, I had it in 2 days with no shipping costs. So, that's my advice to you. Be sure to link up with us and see what the rest of the team has for you today.
Until next time: get up, get out, get moving and be awesome today!!
Do you lift weights/strength train?