Today is a good day! I’m only a little sore and feeling strong. So far, thanks to ChaLean Extreme and Shakeology, I’m down 5 pounds, 1/2 inch off my waist and 1 inch off my hips in 11 days. I’ll take that! 😉 I’m working out later than usual because Miss M wants to workout with me. I can’t lie, I don’t enjoy the late workouts, but there’s nothing like lying on the floor spent from a good workout and her holding my hand telling me she "loves" working out with me. We’ve come a long way from her toddler days when I was doing Slim in 6. I’ll never forget one morning when she waddled over to me while I was doing abs. She dropped a piece of banana in my VERY sweaty arm pit, snatched it up and ate it before I could react! Now she’s lifting weights WITH me. I can’t help but think about the importance of having a positive body image for girls, especially girls of color, and I’m so happy she’s getting a healthy foundation. These are our stats from yesterdays Burn Circuit 2.

 

As you can see the bowler’s lunges are still killer for me. I nearly threw down my beloved SelectTechs at the end of the last set. And you just don’t throw down THOSE expensive weights. My legs hurt so bad I couldn’t stand up I had to just sit for a moment. The thing is, I LOVE that feeling of truly being at the edge. Knowing that it’s not my mind saying I can’t, my body is DONE, and that means I just got stronger.

It’s rare that we actually push our bodies to the limit in healthy, safe ways.

Today we did Burn Intervals. The cardio with ChaLean Extreme is…IDK. It’s…daunting. I think that’s the right word. Whenever I know I have to do it, it’s one of those moments that is pure discipline. I know it will be HARD. I know I will hurt in a good way. I know it will be worth it, so I do it. Pure and simple. I don’t focus on how breathless I will be, I think about what my legs are going to look like in 10 weeks. If you want a healthier, stronger body you have to work at it. You have to make it a priority. If you don’t choose to do that, don’t blame it on your job, your kids, your whatever. You have the power to choose healthy foods and workout. If you don’t then it’s simply that you are choosing to stay unhealthy. No more and no less than that. Today was SO SO hard. I stopped numerous times but I never quit. I also KNOW that in 10 weeks I will get through the entire thing without stopping because I am NOT a QUITTER and I make NO EXCUSES!

Wishing you a day full of success and progress!

Xo,

Ana María