Ok so I’m blaming my friend Shelia for getting me back into the groove of working out ahaha! Basically this is gonna be a side project to see if forcing myself to workout will turn into a better feeling about myself which therefore turns into a better mental state. And here’s some reading material for ya:
Anyways, my goal is to keep a side log of how I’m feeling and see how my outlook changes. To keep to a pre-fabricated routine, I’m using the one hundred push-up challenge to see how I do:http://hundredpushups.com/index.html.
So Day 1:
Did the initial test and set myself at a reasonable 15 consecutive push-ups before my arms started to give. Not bad but I wished for better, guess that’s what I get for being a runner and not a lifter!
Overall Feeling: Slightly Depressed
How am I feeling? Well currently that’s a majority of a downer but I have some ups. I want to start with the good and the major one is my amazing girlfriend! I won’t post her name…mostly because I haven’t asked yet and don’t want to catch flak for it! (Mongo dumb, Mongo not stupid!) Anyways, she has been a great pillar of support and happiness in my life. I think without her, I might have fallen into a pit of despair after the beginning of my summer if it wasn’t for her. And that introduces the downers…things like my girlfriend leaving for a new job out of town and my car being redone from the ground up taking longer than I thought. I’m happy for my girlfriend but it sucks that she’s going away. But oh well, we’ve talked and it’ll turn out for the best. Now my car…been in the shop since beginning of June for a snapped timing belt and three weeks has turn into two months…getting told “One more week,” “One more day,” or my favorite “Soon.” That’s been wearing down on me pretty heavy since I’m a major gearhead and pretty much attached to my car like something fierce! That along with I was uncertain if I would have my job for much longer. Basically each Case Manager needs a decent case load to earn the pay we receive. My case load was dwindling due to client’s getting better (yay!), client’s avoiding me and being discharged, and not receiving any new client’s to offset the loss. It’s gotten better and looks like my job is secure but that was scary hearing your boss say “You need to get more client’s or we’re going to have issues.”
Now I know my downs are more then my ups but that’s just saying something for my girlfriend to offset that much negativity.
On to the workout so…brb!
And yikes my arms hurt! I think it’s time to look into buying bananas and the such to offset this burn ahaha. But I guess from the tone of that last sentence shows that it does help to workout, even just once to brighten a mood. Now lets see how long it lasts and how well it stands up in the long run. Next workout in two days!
PS: I find working out to Dupstep, Modestep, House, and the like helpful to keep me going. Fast beats, usually no lyrics, and sometimes you get a string of songs that just glide into each other.