Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Home Gym, Restarts, Attitudes and All Sorts of Things...

So, I've been a little behind in updating my blog :/ I didn't do my weekly NASM post on Saturday (although I have a lot of stuff going on with my NASM training), I didn't do my weekly yoga pose post on Sunday and I'm just now posting about my updated home gym although I set it up on Sunday so here's some photos and some basic updates...

1) Starts, restarts and even more restarts. Today is my new, official day one. Again (and again and again) or maybe tomorrow or maybe Thursday. I don't know because I'm finding it really hard to care right now. It's not really that I've been cheating since I last posted my new start but I haven't tracking either which is why I'm not doing a whole, big "restart" post. I'm just simply restarting. And then possibly restarting again. We'll see.

I'm having a really hard time with the whole restart thing because I'm just not feeling the keto thing right now. I know it's what works best for me and I know it's how I actually lose weight and feel amazing and am at my healthiest but I'm so "blah" about the whole thing right now. Not just keto but the whole food thing... I don't want to try new recipes, I don't want to weigh and measure and track everything, nothing really sounds good and food is just... ugh.

Maybe once I'm actually back on track and doing everything I'm supposed to be the good feelings will come back but in the meantime I'm pretty much forcing myself to do it. I'm still a good sixteen pounds over my lowest weight so I at least want to get back down to that number before I take any more breaks and at the rate I'm going I'll probably get back to that number right around Christmas which pretty much means that I'd have spent the entire last year dropping and gaining and redropping the same 12-16 lbs and the thought of all that is just... exhausting.

2) On the plus side, what I am feeling right now is working out, especially working out at home! I am LOVING it!! I updated and reorganized my home gym, added a barbell and a bunch of plates (or a "weight lifting bar" as Gold's Gym calls it), another kettlebell, a decent rack for the dumbbells and I'm now waiting on a rack for the plates. I'd love a few more items but I need to space them out and get them as I can afford them.

I love how simple it is to work out at home. I don't have to drive anywhere, I can be as loud as I want and I can work out whenever. I'm not giving up my gym membership because I do still love the gym and I'm hoping to be there a couple times a week but more focus will be on home workouts for now. Plus, working out at home is when I'm the most consistent in my exercising and that's what I really need right now.

I've also updated my Push/Pull/Legs/Abs workout plan to make it safer for my back and added in foam rolling to my warm up and I'm loving it so far! Plus I'm very sore and that makes me really happy!

I think that's about all I have for now but the plan is to just power through the keto thing until I'm feeling it again and to really focus on working out and on my NASM programs!

I'll leave you guys with some more photos of the reorganized home gym area...

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