This post contains updates for days 22 – 28 of this challenge.
Despite my lack of updates, I have been working out! I just haven’t had the time or energy (mostly energy) to post thereafter. It’s been a week, guys. It’s tax season, which means I’m absolutely not having a good time these days. Thank God I’m no longer as bad as I usually get. I haven’t experienced a quarter-long paralysis this time, but I’m still mentally drained and in need of a time to just not do anything.
So, for the most part, I’ve been mentally resting. I did go back and update my previous post so now all the entries for Week 3 are complete. I’ve just needed some time to ensure I didn’t go crazy. It’s mid-week already, but the days seem to be lining up well for me to finish just after Easter.
We plan to go down to visit LA for the weekend so I’ll have to find time to do my workouts while I’m down there as well, and realistically I probably won’t have time to update this post daily, but we shall see!
This post will be updated for days 15 – 21 of this challenge.
It has been a whole week and a half lol. I’m writing this intro on Thursday 7th April because I just haven’t had the time and energy to write it until now, despite writing up my day 15 update two days ago. As much as I’d have loved to keep up with the schedule perfectly this week, I’m not surprised it’s been like this so far.
Monday was my birthday (yay!) and also the day of my green card interview (…yay?) I might do another post about it but just knowing that the interview location was a 2.5hr drive — one way — is probably sufficient to understand why I absolutely did not have time or energy to workout that day. I could barely stay awake after we got home, let alone do a 41min+ workout.
The rest of this week has also just been… interesting, shall we say? Haha. I think I’m back on schedule now so hopefully you will see daily updates according to the schedule on this post from here on!
This post will be updated for days 8 – 14 of this challenge.
Welp. It’s Tuesday evening. The past couple of days have just been… slightly insane. I was supposed to upload this post yesterday and be updating it daily, but yesterday was an entire ordeal. Everything kind of went wrong after I woke up super late. I just had no energy to wake up during my usual scheduled time and ended up oversleeping by 2hrs.
By the time I finally got a chance to exercise, it was already early afternoon, after which I just needed to eat and then became slammed with work. Today was marginally better but I still woke up an hour later than planned. To be fair, when my alarm went off at 8:30am, I was in pain from a headache. Having that extra hour to sleep it off was crucial.
All this is to say, the first two entires of this post are written today because I just didn’t have time to do it yesterday. And yes, despite being super busy I have not neglected my workouts! It really is amazing how motivating the new teams feature is. I definitely would have just skipped the workouts yesterday if it hadn’t been for teams. 100% recommend trying that out if you are someone who struggles with motivation.
This post will be updated for days 1 – 7 of this challenge.
Woohoo! The new challenge has begun! I am very excited. Well, typically I don’t like starting a challenge without having a good look at the schedule first, and I probably wouldn’t have started this challenge if I’d known ahead of time that some days had 45min worth of workouts, but I already committed.
The new teams feature is surprisingly motivating. I mean, I figured it would be, but I’m surprised by just how motivated I am to get up and work out and do this challenge. No joke – if I hadn’t already agreed to complete this challenge as part of my team, I probably wouldn’t have bothered, or at least would have skipped today.
I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m attributing 100% of my progress today to the new team challenge feature. I don’t want to let my team down!
You may notice that the title of this post still says “Week 1” instead of “Day 1”. I did consider adding a new post for every day I exercise, but I feel like that would be more appropriate for periods where I’m not exercising regularly. Since I’m doing this as a team, I’m optimistic that I’ll stick to my daily workouts, so adding a new post every week will still be best for now.
As before, I’ll be aiming to do 5 days on, 2 days off (exercising during the week and resting at the weekend). Jacky and I are both celebrating our birthdays soon so there’s a chance my workout schedule will be thrown off a little, but I’ll do my best. We shall see.
This post will be updated for days 22 – 28 of this challenge. Click here for week three’s updates of this challenge.
We are finally in Week 4! I started this challenge on 3rd January and, a month and a half later, I’m finally starting Day 22 haha. I really did take almost a full month’s break from working out, but now that I’m back into it, I’m feeling great.
As with last week, it’s still early days yet with my workout routine, but it’s working for me and that’s the important thing. It’s a routine, and I love that I (kind of) have one. Now if only this routine carried through to being productive the rest of the day heh heh.
I haven’t figured out what I’ll do after this challenge, but there are at least a few challenges I’m interested in trying out. I’m also considering doing a thing where I subscribe to a few fitness YouTubers, and on any given day I’ll just do whatever new workout is uploaded for the day.
That might really backfire on me though because I don’t really want to do intense full body workouts plus intense workouts targeting every body part on the same day sooo we will see. I haven’t really thought it through properly yet, can you tell?
Anyways, I’ll decide that next weekend! With that, let’s get into the final week.