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.