This week wasn’t the best for fitness, at least with my diet. I ate 2 hot dogs one day and ate waaay too much at McDonald’s last night. I woke up this morning and felt awful. Definitely not doing that again.
On the upside, my dad let me have both of his dumbbell sets. One of them is a set of 3 pairs (1, 5, and 8 pounds) and the other is a pair of adjustable dumbbells that go from 15 to 50 pounds per dumbbell. This will definitely help with my strength training. It’s a struggle even using 5-pound weights, so I’m going the route of less weight and more reps.
I also plan on doing a cleaning of my room. It’s not a mess or anything, but there’s stuff I’ve had for years and never used, clothes I never wear anymore, so I have to get rid of that stuff.
I guess the theme for this week is; don’t quit. I definitely felt like rubbish this morning; 6 nuggets, fries with mayo, and a regular Oreo McFlurry is too much. However, I got up and worked out again. The old me would have gotten upset with myself and said, “Why am I even trying? I’m just going to fail.” But I did some lifting and walked one of the hardest miles of my life. I ate celery instead of chips and put salad greens on my sandwich.
I want to be healthy; I want to be able to go on hikes without getting winded 10 minutes in. This is a lifestyle change, and I’m not going to be good at self-control a week into the change.
I got the title of this fitness post from one of my favorite songs: History by Matthew West. I’ll leave part of the lyrics up as motivation:
You know you can’t stay right where you fell
The hardest part is forgiving yourself
But let’s take a walk into today
And don’t let your past get in the way.
Tomorrow I’ll be posting about some musical progress. I’ll try to keep a schedule of Fitness Fridays and Singing Saturdays, but that may change with how busy I am.