Kara Keepin’ it Real – SO GLAD THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER!

You know why I’m RELIEVED today is Monday, the day after Easter?!

I’ll tell you!

I’m relieved because finally, today means a rough 6 month stretch of holidays full of sweets and treats (and coworkers who bring those treats into the office…) is OVER.

It starts with Halloween and segues quickly into Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. We get a verrrry brief reprieve before we are bombarded with Valentine’s Day stuff, and then Easter is close on the tail of Cupid’s day.

And I swear, each year these holidays get more and more centered around junk; that or I’m just getting more sensitive to/aware of how many treats we consume during these times.

And I never seek the stuff out, but when it’s made available/in front of me, I definitely have my weaknesses, and I definitely give in sometimes.

Which there is nothing wrong with the occasional treat… but I’m not gonna sit here and act like I’m not relieved this holiday stretch is over, BECAUSE I AM 😉

It is a rough stretch for most people, and I am no different!

 

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Kara Keepin’ It Real – Not Going Up In Weights

Let me keep it real here and say I am struggling mightily to not up my weights for the program I am currently in – especially as my trainer encouraged us to go up this week as we enter the third week of 8.

But I decided before I even took this program on again, after the 1-2 punch of doing it last time coupled with the 175 mile challenge, my body was taxed and it needed a slower pace, it needed me to be a little gentler… to recover from what it went through and to set up a conducive environment for what I’d like it to go through (conceiving a child).

But it is so hard. It is ALL ego, and ALL competitive spirit… but it’s still a challenge.

I know being gentler and focusing on form is what I need right now, and so that’s why I continue to work on that instead of upping weights… but in keeping it real, I will tell you that is a VERY tall order for my personality type!