Oh heavens y'all I am still getting used to my new Samsung Galaxy Note 4- and where the camera is. For some reason and I LOVE THIS PHONE and love that I have broken up with all Apple devices (because, do NOT even get me started on how much I loathe Apple), every time I take a selfie I feel like it appears I am looking in the wrong place. It's very distressing and it's making me need Botox.
I love this phone even though some call it a PHABLET. In fact, just today I called Verizon and had them upgrade my Sony Xperia (my primary line, yes I have to have 2 phone lines and I have a 3rd now don't judge me) to the Samsung Note 4. The Sony started off strong but became yet another thing making me frown a lot and need Botox. It freezes in the text app all the time and the fact that the home button is not a button but an icon on the screen like all the others means you exit out of a lot of apps unintentionally by hitting that icon. ANNOYING.
Now- today's post will be a quickie because tonight I have a massage and heavens I need it. I get DEEP TISSUE because with work/stress/workingout this body depends on Ms. Julie working me like fresh bread dough.
This morning, I commenced with two new habits. I decided after much overanalysis and fighting my natural tendencies that I needed to just accept that I am not able to make it fit, the practice of doing my fasted HIIT cardio in the morning, then doing weight training later at lunchtime or evening. IT DOES NOT HAPPEN and then the cycle of GUILT and feeling bad and stressed about missing my training just GETS TO ME. NOPE. I am going to shift my working hours (I keep forgetting that DUH I am the boss, I can do that but hello most people also could ask their boss to shift their hours so they can be more productive....! It can't hurt to ask!) and get all my training done AT THE GYM in the morning so that when I start work, I don't have it looming over my head that "I still need to get my lifting sesh in..".
Another thing- Whitney says when I train then cardio, I have to eat first. I do not like eating before training so I did what she did one time for me in PHX (clearly I am copying Whitney like a crazy fan and I don't care) - MIXING PROTEIN SHAKE WITH PRE-WORKOUT! BAMMER!! This was a delightful combo of About Time Protein Powder and Formulation1 Watermelon pre-workout. AWESOMENESS.
Hit the gym and did 1) stretching with foam roller 2) back session (the gym was NOT too crowded!!! yaya!) and then 20 minutes of intense HIIT on the stairs. FEELING AWESOME.
Just sharing my sushi porn from my meeting yesterday. ;-) OMG. This is from my favorite favorite favorite spot in Chicago and that is this version of special spicy tuna to die for, they use rice vinegar, cayenne for the most part, NOT a thick gooey mayo like sauce. IT'S NOM NOM.
So-- title of my post is Every Step Gets You Closer - to SOMETHING. Simple but true-- I used to be guilty of the AWFUL practice of perfectionism (don't get me wrong, work in progress believe me) - thinking that my diet had to be 100% perfect, my training perfect, my supps perfect and if one person corrected me-- I'd stop everything and go back and analyze.
IF YOU ARE ADDING ONE GREAT HABIT A DAY....you are a step closer to progress. If you are maybe cutting out that evening beer or glass of wine, don't think that it doesn't count-- it gets you closer.
Alternatively if you do little things like - working out at home, you stop on rep 12 when you should be doing 15, if you skip the stretch at the end of the workout- if you fast forward through the parts you don't like- you are taking steps BACKWARDS.
If you do what I do and pretend that your trainer or someone is watching you and would bust you if they saw you cutting out early and not doing that chest press set because you don't like to train chest-- if you push through and say "heck if I am HERE I am gonna WORK!"-- YOU ARE TAKING STEPS CLOSER.
Understand that all the small good choices you make are adding up. COUNT IT.
Now y'all, I gotta run, I'm late for my massage. Always running late, that's me Kelly O for you.
What do you think about the protein powder/pre-workout combo? What is your fav protein powder flavor?