kareno Posted January 2, 2012 Share Posted January 2, 2012 (edited) Okay, it's time to start my journal, so here I go! I'm joining in the fun for the New You for the New Year Challenge. Woohoo! Although I've been working with Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness for a while now, I'm not exactly the best representative of the brand, so to speak. I've almost always had a hard time staying motivated to exercise, and because, to be honest, I don't really enjoy it all that much, I lack consistency and desire to do it. BUT... I have no doubt that this Challenge and the VBB forum will provide me the motivation and accountability I need to succeed! That having been said, however, I actually didn't do very well today. I think it was probably mostly due to it being a holiday and the fact that my New Years Eve guests ended up staying all day long, I didn't get any exercise in... until I got some encouragement and loving motivation from a friend to "just do something, even though you're tired." So, at 7:45 tonight, I finally got my butt to the living room for some exercises. I was already wearing comfy lounge-around-the-house clothes and was going to keep those on. But, it occurred to me that I knew I would put more effort into the exercises if I changed into "real" workout clothes, including my Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness t-shirt. As expected, that helped a lot, and whenever I caught my reflection in the mirror of my shirt, it reminded me that this forum journal and community of awesome vegan buddies will help keep me accountable. So, on that note, I did the exercise program routine from the Engine 2 Diet book, written by Rip Esselstyn. I pretty much stuck to the beginner program, but did extra repetitions on the exercises I felt comfortable with. And when it was all said and done, I threw in 50 crunches to "seal the deal". So, although I spent the whole day fearing I was already failing on the very first day of the challenge, I got some exercise in after all, and that felt really good. And the other good news is, that I already have tomorrow's exercise scheduled. Woohoo! Edited January 2, 2012 by kareno Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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