Monday, August 15, 2016

Life Lately

Hey Hey! You know when people are asking when your next blog will be up you have waited entirely too long to post! My apologies. Life lately has been a world wind that's for sure. Summer has officially come to an end in the Bullock household and we are in "back to school" mode. The end of July and beginning of August definitely started out with a bang..not! There have been a couple of major disappointments in my fitness journey lately. I wasn't able to run the Watermelon Crawl due to having issues with my knee..well if that wasn't enough I didn't take it easy like I should so a couple of weeks later I ended up hurting my ATFL ligament at yoga...of all places. I heard a popping sound and my butt hit the mat! Needless to say this has forced me to lay of almost all cardio for over two weeks. I figure this time I should take it easy seeing as I just keep pushing myself and injuring myself all at the same time. I took 1 week off from the gym. This was probably the hardest thing I have done! Coming from someone that used to LOVE sitting on their butt and making them now sit on their butt is pretty miserable. I'm simply not the same person I used to be. So it has been lots of ice and wet heat over here.
I ran for the first time in several weeks today, and it felt so good but sucked so bad all at the same time! Before summer break was over some of my close friends and I felt the need to have a girls day, which was much needed. Lets just say this group of ladies and I all share one (well maybe a lot) of things in common. We love fitness! They keep me grounded and push me when I need it the most (which is always). They are a part of my fitness journey and a big part of my life. I don't know what I would do without these ladies! I love each of you so much.
My August goals were to 1. Loose 20lbs (which wont happen due to injury) but I am still pushing to loose as much as possible. 2. Implement more clean eating 3. 6 workouts a week 4. work on increasing mileage on my runs 5. Hit my macros EVERY day 6. MEAL PREP
All of my goals for the month are right on track, something about knowing all of my food is weighed to perfection for the next day just makes me giddy. Take that macros! This lifestyle of mine takes work and time but it is OH SO worth it. Lets talk action shots...picture like this used to make me cringe! Now..I'm like so what! 200lb deadlift after a killer leg day the day before..I will take that. No complaints here. Lifting heavy makes feel like a beast. However I am learning the importance of high rep/low weight sets as well...something I need to implement more in my workouts.
One thing that remains the by day..if you have a negative mind no matter what it is in regards to you are just setting yourself up for failure. You have to know that you will succeed, everyones journey is different which makes it beautiful. Watching my body change is definitely rewarding but knowing my whole outlook on life has changed is the icing on the cake.
Many of you have asked about macros, nutrition, etc...I will be writing a post about that soon! Comment below if there is anything else you would like to see on the blog :) .

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