Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Toned Up Tuesday: Setbacks, Refocusing & 5k #2!

It’s my favorite day of the week here on Operation Twenties: Toned Up Tuesday! If you are just starting to follow my journey please feel free to read the posts under the Toned Up Tuesday tab.

Before I go into my update on the Fit Nika 101 Gym Guide , I need to be more honest with everyone. These past three weeks have been hard. During week 5 I heading to a destination wedding and moved my rest days around so that all the workouts would be completed before the weekend was over. Go me, right? I came back and week 6 had started and well…. I couldn’t get my motivation back. I didn’t eat correctly and my workouts were not up to par. I completed the week, but I knew that there had been no progress made. Week 7 was similar, I was more motivated during my workouts but I still didn’t eat like I should’ve. Here we are during week 8 and I’m still not feeling proud of the progress I put in these past four weeks. I feel like I did a lot of maintaining the body I had worked my ass off for in the first four weeks, instead of kicking it into high gear like I should have.


Toned Up Tuesday 5K #2 - OperationTwenties.com

Despite my lack of motivation - and cardio - I ran another  5K with my mom on Saturday. We ran the 80’s Rad Retro 5K and it was probably the most difficult run I’ve ever done in my life. It was mostly trails and mostly hills. I felt like my ankles were rolling for half of the 5K because I was forced to run on the sides of my feet! (If you know any details on how to avoid that during a race please feel free to comment below! It will be greatly appreciated by my ankles now!) I finished the 5K in about 35 minutes. I’m still waiting on the race results to be posted on the website because their computers crashed during the race. My mom finished in about 55 minutes. She was bummed because it was slower than her last 5K, but I reminded her that this was the hardest run she’s ever done and that she should still be proud! 

There are a few things that did annoy me about the race. It's Tuesday and the results still have not been posted when we were told that they would be posted immediately. They said their computer crashed and that the results would be up Monday. I'm trying to not be a princess but if your computer crashed on Saturday why wouldn't you be working extra hard to have them all up by the time Monday rolls around? Also, the race for 5K didn't start til 8:45 A.M. I just feel like that is a really late start to a day. Like I said, these things are few and little, but aren't the little things what brings it all together? 


I know I should be proud of both my 5K and the work I’m still putting in to reach the goals I want, but I just needed to refocus. I needed time to realize what was important to me. During the past few days of rest (because I rolled my ankles pretty bad during that 5K) I’ve realized that I need to find a middle ground between having fun with my friends and working out. I can’t be obsessed with working out that I ignore my friends, but I can’t put my workouts on the back burner. It’s all about time management. I need to focus on that.


The measurements that are not bolded are from the beginning of the Fit Nika 101 Guide and the bold measurements are through week 8 of Fit Nika 101 Guide. 

Chest: 37.5 inches // 38 inches // +0.25 inches

Waist: 32 inches // 29.75 inches // -2.25 inches

*Belly Button Waist (because “waist” seems to mean different areas to everyone): 33 inches // 32.25 inches // -0.75 inches

Hips: 38 inches // 40 inches // +2 inches 

Right Thigh: 21.5 inches // 23 inches // +1.5 inches

Right Calf: 14.25 inches // 14 inches // -0.25 inches

Weight Update: 159.2 lbs // 158.4 lbs. // +0.8 lbs.

I'm not exactly pleased with where my progress is at the moment. I feel like I've stalled out and that I'm turning around to head back to where I came from. These numbers weren't what I were expecting. They're better, which definitely helps in creating a little more motivation. I just have to remember that the half ass work I put in didn't get my the results I wanted. I need to work harder. I need to want this. 

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