We all know exercising can be painful, but there are other ways in which beauty is painful that I’ve experienced in this push to be healthier and feel better about myself:
- Tweezing hurts! However, when you don’t have the money to have unwanted chin hairs waxed or to clean up your eyebrows, you have to do what you have to do.
- Shaving my legs can get painful, too. I shaved off a huge chunk of ankle skin and bled like I was dying–not to mention the uber attractive scab that formed on my ankle.
- The things I affectionately call “scary pants”–“bodyshaping underwear”; need I say more?
- I’m trying to cut down on soda and drink more water. I forgot that drinking more water means going to the bathroom a lot more. It also means coming back from the bathroom and having your bladder banging on your pelvis you have to pee so bad–AGAIN!
- I need to invest in flats. That is all.
CX Worx is…well…work. I’ve never been so thoroughly worked out from a thirty minute class! The teacher was better than she’s been in the past for body attack, but I still thought she was a little harsh for my tastes. When I first got on my spin bike, I felt like spin class was a bad idea, but after we got going, it turned into the good hurt. Somewhere around forty minutes in, I thought I would die, but I made it.
This week has been really lazy, but it’s time to focus on the running part of the goal (hence why I’m being more conscious to hydrate). I need to start developing a better stretching routine (cue lost hours on Runner’s World and Women’s Running magazine websites), but otherwise, I’m ready to run. I need to time my mile and see what my pace is now so I can start increasing it. I hear the best way to increase pace is speedwork/interval training, but what’s the best way to increase pace AND distance? My co-worker is all about core work and cardio—but the right cardio. Spin, which I actually like, is not the right cardio, in her opinion (why, I’m not sure; most people tell me spin is a great cross-train day). She is suggesting BodyStep and/or Sh’Bam. I don’t like dancing, I have no rhythm, and my coordination is iffy.
Right now, I like yoga, spin, bodyflow, cx worx (which is all core, all the time), and even a bit of BodyPump (so I can get some weight training in). Any other workout suggestions are welcome.