Considering that Matt (my boyfriend) is in Jamaica for a mission’s trip, I’ve decided that unless I keep busy, I’m going to be moping around the house wishing I were with him. Starting today, I’m not quite sure what has gotten into me but I’ve decided to start working out…again. I go through spurts where I feel extremely motivated and ready to conquer the sit-up. That feeling lasts for about four days and then I end up finding much more “fun” things to do instead of working out. Normally after work, the fatigue that tag teams with my RA gets the best of me and I find myself napping on the couch. Today, instead of that precious nap, I decided to get out the exercise ball and do some crunches. Afterwards, I had the bright idea to ask my sister to join me in a dance workout-much more fun that working out by yourself, plus I love dancing!
We began the workout with the ever-so-classic “Sandstorm” by darude. Then we had some nostalgia while dancing to MJ’s “The way you make me feel”, because for a while we had the Wii dancing game and we eventually got 5 stars on every song! Lastly, we finished up the 15 minute workout with “Hey Ya” by Outkast. We had a lot of fun and were definitely worn-out.
After that, I took a break and started “pinteresting” some ab workout ideas. Of course that piled onto my already motivated self and I continued to do more ab exercises with the exercise ball. Sometimes with RA, it’s extremely hard to stick with exercising because you normally don’t feel so great as it is, then to add sore muscles and worked joints on top of that equals a very miserable person. However, today besides my right wrist, I have been feeling pretty good! So, I took advantage of that and I believe that is truly why I was able to get such a long workout in. Hopefully tomorrow I don’t regret all of this, and that I am not limping around. Do me a favor and keep me accountable. Ask me how my workout is going, that way the motivation I feel continues more than just four little days. Thanks in advance! Question for you: What motivates you to get fit?
Until next time, keep doing crunches!