kangalex

Every day, I will strive to live by these.

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay…

Day 2

Ok little hiatus there, thanks to NY Fashion Week!!! Best experience ever (long story short), but so flipping tired! My diet was erratic due to the events and I slept terribly. But hey, at least I laid off the drinks!

But training starts right back up. Eating today was good-trying to normalize my daily diet with a morning/afternoon protein shake, a new snacks, a decent work out to raise metabolism and then a heartier dinner of salad and soup/veggies/soy protein.

Also had first day of cross fit (and holy crap did it whip my bum). In fact, afterwards, I had dinner and an hour and a half later I still can’t move.

Feeling good though! Looking forward to being sore on the treadmill tomorrow…:)

Day 1

What’s worse than not being able to physically work out to the potential you used to?

Not believing you can get to that point again.

I took a month or so off of training this summer. At first, my body was loving it. I still was fit but actually looked even better than when I was running up to half marathons. Then my muscle began to deteriorate and my body became feeble. What’s worse is my anxiety and mood swings (the ones that made me begin working out in the first place) were getting increasingly out of whack.

I was anticipating the day I’d begin training again. And that day has come.

A few things have changed:
-I am mainly vegan, minus the occasional consumption of dairy milk
-I am partially gluten free-by choice

This means I need to tune the foods I intake carefully to fuel my training. Calorie counting and vitamins are essential.

It’s going to be really hard getting back up to what I used to do. And it’ll be even more frustrating on days that I feel beaten to a pulp. But every day brings me closer to it. And like I say ladies and gents, it’s a marathon, not a race.

Work out:
-30 run at 6.0 mph
-15 walk at 3.7 mph and 3.0 incline
-10 vigorous cycling
-250 situps (front and side)
-30 second plank
-stretch

Level of difficulty (1-5…easy to hard)
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