Girl. I have been there. -
When I first started this fitness “journey” thing, I hated to workout because it hurt. It hurt physically but it also hurt mentally. There were so many days when I would come home from work, needing to workout, I would force myself to do it and I would cry. I would ball my eyes out through the warmup, become hysterical not being able to breath, not knowing if it was the physical pain of fitness I didn’t have or the mental pain of hating myself so much. -
Then out of nowhere I would pull my shit together and somehow get it done. I think they are called endorphins. 😉
I wasn’t “killing it” either, I would modify pretty much everything. Fast forward to the moves I like, or sit and wait for them, you know....the ones I could actually do. I didn’t have the right equipment and made up my own shit half the time, or would just do half a workout. Half is better than nothing right? -
I started to track my workouts, to hold myself more accountable! (Hi, I should of prefaced this by telling you I didn’t have an awesome online health and fitness accountability group or army of women by my side. This was before I created that for myself and you!) “You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” -Tony Robbins
If you scroll over to the right you will see April of 2012 when I started that tracking business. 😂 It looks like 6.5 workouts in three weeks to start, 🤷🏼♀️ and I was out drunk at least 4 of those days...that’s what the “D” stood for. But then May rolled around and I started off strong with some Cardio, but then I got drunk and lazy. 🤦🏼♀️ Don’t forget those days with the big✖️ through them, those were the days I did jack shit.
We all start somewhere. We all start over somewhere. You just have to start.🖤
“I took another draught and my mouth was awash again in a riptide of bitter, bubbly, CO2 eruptions and the fruity splash of malted barley. What a sensation! I wasn't sure if I liked it at first, but by bottle's end I was a dedicated fan.” ― Joel Miller, Author
My results from 80 Day Obsession 🌟 I wrapped up the program last week.
This program changed the way I view myself. Did I lose some pounds? Yes. Do I feel stronger? Absolutely. But more importantly I gained more love for myself and a consistent healthy lifestyle.
The variety of daily workouts made it easy to come back to everyday. The 6 day a week workouts were so consistent that once you were in the swing of it, it became a natural part of my daily routine.
I will definitely be doing this program again. Let me know if you want to try it 😉
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Today’s post celebrates my very first batch of homebrew! For my first beer I decided to brew an English Style IPA that would represent the coming fall season. This beer was founded on a base of pilsner malts and specialty grain, then hopped and dry-hopped exclusively with Chinook. My beer rang in around 5% ABV and is unfiltered as a result of available equipment. For a first beer, this was pretty damn good. Check out my tasting notes below.
My beer poured a turbid, medium amber in conjunction with an off-white head and great retention. The aroma is one of pleasant spice, resin, and citrusy grapefruit rinds. In terms of taste it was again pine and spice but this time with a little bit of malt sweetness. The brew has medium bitterness and no alcohol content shows through. It’s a light-medium body though I wish it was a little fuller.
Overall, my first beer was a great starting point. It was easy drinking and balanced. More importantly, it had great flavor and aromatics. I think it really captured the fall feel but I think next time it needs more than solely Chinook hops. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised with the final product. I can’t wait to share my future brews with you. Until then enjoy my craft beer reviews and thanks for reading.