The Struggle to Start

Alright y’all… It’s been a week and a half since I started working out again, and I’ll say this: I didn’t do so hot. First mistake was starting on a Thursday… because you know, the weekend happens. Second mistake was that I only worked out once the following week. What a shame!

So Saturday I went to Aldi (my new obsession) and got a ton of groceries and started back up again this week. I decided to start doing the workouts in the AM with my roommate which helps tremendously, having someone to do the workouts with not only pushes you to do better but holds you accountable…the waking up part, not so much fun.

When I did this before after the first week of waking up early it got a lot easier to wake up in the mornings, plus you start to go to bed earlier which has not been happening for me. This morning I woke up at 5:45a to start the workout at 6 and man was I STRUGGLING. I did not want to get up, but I told myself that I just have to get through this first week and at least todays workout wasn’t cardio based!

With working out we’ve started to eat a lot healthier as well, not as strictly as when I did it at the beginning but pretty close! The joys of this diet is that seafood is recommended because of the health benefits, and let’s face it, it’s one of my favorite foods. Easy peasy!

Last night I made this Mediterranean Salmon (also from Aldi), with green beans and roasted potatoes, I added avocado to the plate because who doesn’t like avocado!

There are always a couple obstacles that I find myself facing after the first few days of working out. 1. I get extremely sore, which is a great thing, BUT it makes it really easy to say I’m too sore to work out today…which I’ve done quite often. 2. Starting the diet alongside the cravings start and my mind wonders to sweets, which are a guilty pleasure of mine. (I was able to mitigate this with making 21 day fix approved chocolate no bake cookies, which ARE amazing… I think they beat out the regular ones! Let me know if you want me to post the recipe below!)

What do you guys find to be the first obstacle you face after the first few days of working out?

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