I am attending a wedding in 20 days. It's not just any wedding, it's my love's best friend's wedding. A lot of people from his childhood will be there. His entire family is attending the wedding as well. I've been so stressed the last couple months I sort of dropped all my healthy habits. I used to be a workout fiend hittn' the gym everyday for 2.5 hours non-stop. Reppin it out sweatin it out. I ate as much as I wanted whenever I wanted and not a calorie would show. When I was away from home I did Insanity everyday and loved it. The thought of doing Insanity is...insane in my condition now. I'm too weak. My heart would explode. Now I eat more and workout very little so you can only imagine the outcome. I have 20 days. That means I have to do LOTS of cardio to see results fast. Common sense is eat less calories and do more cardio and the fat will melt off but it's much easier said than done. I absolutely abhor cardio!! I am not a runner for the life of me. I hate cardio so much I think I'd rather DIE. If I didn't do cardio what the heck did I do in the gym for 2.5 hours you ask? I would do 8 mins of cardio maybe 3 times between sets of lots of strength training exercises. That's it and it was still very hard for me! I'm all about toning up and using weights but gosh now there's a happy layer of cupcakes and ice cream sitting above my goods. I'm so ashamed. I used to work in a gym in the past for 2 years and even helped train. If they saw me now...they better not see me now! Imma duck behind cars.
Back to the wedding. The fact that his old friends and childhood friends will be there motivated me to suddenly work out now. Yep, you got it. I don't want him to feel ashamed of me...not that he would ever tell me but it's just something inside I can't help but feel. Ever felt that way? Anyway, I have too much stress built up inside of me from work and this is the perfect way to sweat it all out. It's cheaper than therapy.
1 hour of cardio 5 days a week.
No cardio videos. Go outside or go to the gym.
Includes any variation of: walking, running, jogging, incline, & HIIT
If I do HIIT, the remainder of the time will be filled by walking because you can't do HIIT for an hour!
I did this 4 times so far last week and I was actually surprised to see over 4 miles every time considering I did not run or jog the entire time. I have to work my way up to running again. It isn't easy for me. The first time I ran 1 lap straight, I threw up for a minute straight. I had nothing in my stomach but I felt sooo sick I just couldn't hold it in. Then I kept running/walking until I finished 2 miles and threw up again after. About 50 people saw me do this and as embarrassing as it was, I'm still proud of the fact that I didn't give up. Now that I've convinced myself that I CAN do an hour of cardio without having a heart attack I'm ready to commit to cardio.
Out of the question.
One step at a time...one step at a time.