The force is not with you

Today is May 4th. Star Wars day. May the 4th be with you.. get it ? Lets talk about the force, not the force like in Jedi powers but forces that work against us in our lives, every single day.

I didn't work out this past week, I never even made it to the gym after my last post. I was busy with work, I was on a business trip, and to be honest I was just overwhelmed. Just an excuse ? Maybe, I mean lets be real for a minute. We all have times in our lives where we just have way too much going on, maybe it is stress, maybe it is working crazy hours or with family obligations. People will tell you that you need to make time for yourself. You do.

I starting working out again tonight, at 10pm, a little different time than normal. I quit my regular gym because It was simply too difficult to get to, it was 25-25 minutes away before traffic, and it cost me another $50 a month in tolls going 3-5 times a week. Everything was working against me.

  • 30 minutes avg drive to the gym
  • 60minutes to work out
  • 10 minute warm down
  • 30 minute ride home
  • 10-15 minute shower

Almost 2.5 hours. That was not realistic, it was not something that I could do long term. So I quit.

Back to the Beach

A few years back I did p90x at home, I have to say that after 90 days I was proabably in the best shape of my life. But, I fell off the wagon, ate bad, and stopped working out. Not sure why I didn't just get right back into it again. But I didn't. Fast forward a few years and I am back, not with p90x but another program by Beachbody, Body Beast. This is in no way an endorsement for the program, I am not a coach and I am not trying to sell anyone anything. So Day 0 is in the books, wait, day 0? Ok so I didn't actually start officially today, I am not going to "officially" start my program until Saturday simply for convenience sake. But I wanted to get a workout in today and not say I am going to "start tomorrow" or any other day in the future, it had to be today. So I did the thursday routine to kick things off.

Food accountability

I am thinking about adding some food photos here. Mostly to keep myself accountable. So I apologize if in advance if they are boring. I am not a chef :)

One Last Note

I apologize if this post is all over the place tonight, I had a long week, long flight back form Chicago and I just finished working out. I just really needed to blog tonight...