The scale sucks. I'm pretty sure it hates me as much as I hate it lol...This week the scale wasn't my friend but its ok because I am REALLY noticing a difference in my body!! I'm seeing changes every week and it is boosting my confidence and really pushing me to work harder.
This week I set the goal to workout 6x and I am proud to say that I attained it! And believe me it was a STRUGGLE. I worked long hours this week and didn't feel like going hard in the gym BUT I forced myself to go and I'm glad I did. The hardest part of this lifestyle isn't the workout, its actually getting yourself to go! I understand when people say that they have difficulty sticking to a weekly workout regimen. It's not easy but it is worth it when you start to see progress and results.
I'm an addict. I am addicted to results! Recently I have noticed that my arms are firmer (there's no jiggly loose skin) and my face is slimmer. I think the only place I don't feel like I am losing weight are my thighs! This actually doesn't bug me because I like being thicky thick in that area lol...BUT I want them to be TONED and thick, not jiggly and thick lol...My focus for this upcoming week is to concentrate on my legs. I need to whip them into shape before the summer comes!
I spent most of the week working out in the gym due to time constraints. My workouts were early morning or late night because my schedule SUCKED. For the upcoming week I hope to incorporate some more outdoor workouts. I miss being outside! And there's something about a workout in the elements that can be twice as challenging as being in the gym.
My Friday night and Saturday night were spent in the gym (which were completely empty by the way). As I kicked ass on the stair master I wondered, "Am I a loser for being here when other people are partying?" I low key began to feel kind of bad that while other's were "functioning" I was sweating it out in the gym. However, after my workout I was super glad that I went, weekend or no weekend. This journey requires a TON of commitment. Which means there are times that I am going to be in the gym while others are partying and I can't feel bad about that. I have to do what others wont so that I can have what others don't. I have goals to attain and I won't stop till I meet them. And technically even once I meet them I'm not stopping because its a journey not a destination!
SPOTLIGHT: Fitmiss Ignite Women's Pre-Workout
Last week I noticed that some of my night time workouts were lack luster in comparison to my day time workouts. Since I knew my upcoming week was going to be crazy I decided to purchase a "Pre workout". Pre-workouts are like a jolt of caffeine. They are supposed to help give you energy, increase calorie burn during exercise, and improve your focus. I had been using samples of several different pre workouts I got at the LA Fitness Expo but ran out! (This was fine because I didn't really like the ones I tried anyways) I did a TON of research online to find a good pre workout. Alot of the ones sold at GNC are made for men and not for women. They are often way to strong for our size and weight, and can cause water retention and weight gain. (Which is the complete opposite of why I'm using it!" For this reason I looked into several pre workouts made "just for women". Honestly, alot of those are just as crappy as the men's pre workouts. You really have to read the labels. Some of them were literally identical to the men's formula! (Meaning they just slapped a pretty label on it to market to women) They obviously think women are dumb and not going to read the ingredients. Well not this girl! After scouring the internet for several days I decided to try out Fitmiss Ignite. I read really great reviews on it and thought it was worth my money. Though you can purchase online at GNC and Vitamin World its kinda pricey at $37.99 for 28 servings. Instead I decided to purchase mine from amazon! I was able to get it for $22.00 with free shipping! (Always check amazon and eBay before your shell out cash for something) My box arrived on Friday and I was super stoked to try it out! Each of the servings comes in an easy to transport single serving package that you can dump into your water bottle. (I love the convenience of this) Compared to the other pre workouts I tried this one starts off really subtle. You don't feel this huge jolt of energy which at first concerned me because I didn't think it was working! lol..However, after 20 minutes on the stair master I noticed that I wasn't tired and had a ton of energy! I was able to push really hard during my workout and burned way more calories then I usually would. The best part is that it didn't make me feel nauseous, jittery, or itchy. (Crazy but most pre workouts do have these side effects). I got the orange flavor which is ok, honestly I'm not a huge fan of the taste but it doesn't matter because I drink it hella fast anyways just to get it down. At only 5 calories per serving it's worth drinking. Especially since you end up burning more calories! Long story short I really like this pre workout and will continue to use it!
Disclaimer: What works for me may not work for you. I definitely suggest doing your own research and finding a product that fits you.