This week’s episode sees a bad day amidst a beautiful setting as the fall/autumn season reached its peak. Check out my week of workouts and wellness!
I had to chop off my hair. It was just so thin and terrible. This week I got back to working out after having a cold, and we started decorating for Halloween.
This was the week before I got sick and also before I chopped off all my hair. It was a good week. I deep cleaned the fridge, reflected about the role of trauma in weight loss, and did my daily workouts.
I had a lot of reflection in this video about parenting, authenticity, and body image issues.
I’m still at it. I thought that I would quit, but something keeps me going.
Another week in the books! I keep wondering if should stop making content altogether, just because it’s so time-consuming. However, I realize, too, that I feel a lot more motivated to stay on my routine and work hard on my workouts when I am recording myself. I guess it’s a good trade-off. Maybe putting in the time to make these videos pays off. For now, I am going to keep them going!
This is my second vlog that encompasses a full week-ish of content. This is the week before we went on vacation to Maine. I actually did not record at all while on vacation, but my husband used my camera on his drone and got some footage that I ended up incorporating into the vlog.
I have noticed that many people who post weightloss | wellness | fitness vlogs tend to have pretty long videos — like, up to 30 minutes. I thought to string together several days’ worth of footage so that my vlogs can be longer. This is my first attempt, and the video only ended up being a little more than 5 minutes long. Oh well! Guess I need to learn to talk more, or record more…
But here is my first weekly vlog post, rich with almost a week’s worth of media.
I continue to play catch-up on processing videos from weeks ago, amidst trying to recover files from the latest computer crash. This heat wave is really getting to me. But, nevertheless, here is Episode 36 in which there was no heat wave, and I can look back upon that day fondly.
My PC crashed and I lost all my files; after four days of working on getting my computer back up and running, I am finally able to post my content. I was already two weeks behind on posting content, and now I am even farther back. I hope that I can catch up soon! Anway, in this episode I do some reflection on my journey, hit a legs and shoulders workout, and head to the beach for some reading after some delicious food.
A family day today full of fun with sushi, shopping, psychic, and more. But it all began by grounding with some yoga.
Got to celebrate those WINS! We had a date night out to dinner at a country club on a beautiful summer night after I crushed a full body workout and spent some time with the pup.
I have been feeling confident in my program and better in my skin, so this episode ends with a bikini progress pic…because I felt it.
We had a fun birthday celebration at Three Sisters Sanctuary. I hit a legs and shoulders workout in the home gym. And I reflected on how I handle stress.
Hit a milestone today with 30 episodes in my wellness journey A Body is a Journey! Yay! I am so proud of myself!
I have taken a couple days off and I am few videos behind on posting. Here is Episode 28 with reflections on my continued gut cleanse, a frozen yogurt bites recipe, and a biceps and back workout.
I wax poetic about taking responsibility for my reality as I float on the lake. Then, I crush a chest and triceps workout, and finally I bring it home with some time with friends.
The 4th of July weekend continued with lots of fun. My child joined me for a full-body workout, which was great.
I finally got my replacement GoPro and I am back with my daily vlogs on this wellness journey! I really missed making content. In this episode I take a walk, have a reflection, go swimming, do step aerobics, do yoga, and hit a fireworks show with the family. Summer doesn’t get better.
This weekend while swimming in the lake, I thought to take some footage of swimming underwater and my GoPro drowned! I lost some footage, but here is the last footage, which is a back and biceps workout. A new GoPro should arrive tomorrow, so until then…enjoy!
Today’s episode was simple with leg day and some shoulders.
I begin an 8-week soft cut today to get me through the summer, and reflect on my fear of losing weight. I crush a chest and triceps workout.
A big cardio day today with 60 minutes of learning a new advanced step routine, followed by a reflection about embracing the joy of being on a wellness journey.
I take a hard look at what has made me unwell on this wellness journey, because acknowledging why I feel unwell is part of growing and learning. I hit a biceps and back workout after making space to care for my mental and emotional health.
We celebrated Father’s Day today after a great lower body workout, a jog, and some novel-writing time.
Today was a beautiful day on this wellness journey with kayaking, tacos, chest and triceps, and some cardio.
A simple day today and a simple full-body workout using dumbells and a bosu ball.
Today was one of my favorite days on this journey so far. I feel that I checked all the boxes, including back and biceps workout, a run, yoga, kayaking, good food, and time with loved ones. It was a win!
Following a shoulders workout and step aerobics, I confronted the same panic I have felt for 22 years after doing cardio. I include some reflection about panic disorder, weigh in, and then make some sage smudge sticks.
I got in a lot of movement today with house cleaning and leg day.
Today’s crush is a full-body workout, joined by my family in the weight room. It was a nice workout, and a beautiful day.
Episode 10 sees a legs and shoulders workout, some dinner, and a solo kayak paddle with reflection.
I had a jam-packed day today with work, but I got it done and then made time for a back and biceps workout. I also squeezed in mowing the lawn and making some chive blossom vinegar.
I was so excited to hit our new home gym yesterday. I went light and did a full body workout. Check out Episode 8 of my wellness journey, which features the workout, a weigh-in, and a reflection.
Today I was able to do 15 minutes each of cardio and yoga, but I did pay for it a little bit at night. I did not get much footage of the day, but did have some reflection about wellness: desiring wellness is a big deal in a society that values illness.
Today was a struggle. Another day without being able to exercise sent me into a spiral and having a small treat of chocolate triggered me into old patterns.
Today I tried my best to completely rest. It was very challenging to not do the things that I wanted to do, but I tried to keep my back in a resting mode throughout the day in hopes that I can return to exercise again soon.
In Episode 2 I try to keep my movement to a minimum due to a back injury, but I end up causing more pain.
I decided to start a YouTube daily vlog to reflect on my wellness journey of diet, fitness, and mindfulness. I am already four episodes in, but did not post on this website yet! So, stay tuned for the first few episode saturating this site for a moment. Please follow on YouTube if you would like to stay up-to-date (and I will try to remember to post here, too).
With my new home gym (still under construction) I am finally able to workout in a space dedicated to what I love! Check out today’s legs and shoulders workout.
Working out in the new home gym space is amazing so far. Here is my chest and triceps crush.