Shop, Self-Care, Spill Tea. Day 6 and 7

You’re still here? I’m proud of you. Here are the assignments for Day 6 and Day 7.

Recover

Do 1 of the following:

  1. Go outside for an easy run or a long walk.
  2. Do legs up the wall for 10 minutes.
  3. Try a neck and shoulder self-massage. If you’re booed up, give each other a foot and shoulder massage. It’s a wonderful way to stay connected.
  4. Make your own lip scrub. Keep that pout perfect.
  5. Take a yoga class or do this 15 minute energizing flow routine.

If you’re behind on the workouts, use this weekend to get those done!

Reflect

How was it? What were your challenges? Do you eat when you’re bored, stressed? Were the workouts miserable, or just right? Do you get hungry at a certain time? Body feel good?  Drinking enough water? What surprised you?

I’ll go first. 1) I don’t eat badly; I eat for no reason. I’ve sat in bed spooning peanut butter out of the jar as if there was no tomorrow. I have avoided this during the challenge but I know I’m not cured. I’ve stocked up on lower calorie bites, like apples and boiled eggs, in case the feeling hits again. 2) I don’t immediately enjoy a workout. I’ll start on autopilot going through the motions. Then at the 10-12 minute mark, I’m like, “Who gonna stop me now!? I feel amazing. King Kong, ain’t got nothing on me!!!!”

It’s good to know yourself.

Re-Up

Go grocery shopping. Buy the right foods to keep you on track. As you saw on day 5, I loaded up on quinoa, oatmeal, and lentils. I also bought apples, tomatoes, greek yogurt, and eggs. These items are versatile and quick to prepare.

Reply

What was your recovery? What did you learn? Do you still love me?

xo, Angel

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6 thoughts on “Shop, Self-Care, Spill Tea. Day 6 and 7

  1. @Carrie. The first week was focused on lower body, so you should’ve been sore. I was. Yes, you can always fit in a workout. Always. But sometimes we forget. Great idea to keep these workouts and use them for emergency purposes. Glad you’re here.

  2. @Quynn. If chips are your only problem, you’re gonna be fine. p.s. I miss blue corn chips. The healthy chip trend hasn’t become popular here.

  3. I still have to conquer workouts 4 & 5. I think this was great, just wish I stayed on track. Thank so so much fo doing this and targeting leg goals. I hate planks, or planking. Whatever the correct term is, I hate it.

  4. I’m a chip fanatic. I can’t live without them. I eat the healthy chips like sweet potato chips or blue corn chips with avacado. Its my cryptonite. other than that everything is great! lol

  5. The workouts were really hard for me because I haven’t been getting much exercise in lately. My legs were especially sore for almost the entire week. But I learned that I can fit in a workout every day, even if it’s just a quick, but intense workout at the end of the evening. My plan is to print out the workouts so I can rotate through them on days I don’t get in another workout.
    Today I swam laps with my kids. My legs are less sore in general today but I wanted to give them a good break in preparation for next week
    And last, yes I still love you! Thank you for hosting this fitness challenge!!

  6. I think I needed the self care day yesterday and I took it. This morning I walked 1.2 mi (around the neighborhood here) and swam a few laps and did another chunk of the workout I missed. I’ll catch up again later tonight and tomorrow. I’m in the parking lot of Trader Joe’s. I had to ice my left calf last night because somebody thought they were Rachel in high school track! But I did beat my 7-year-old niece and 43-year-old-former soccer-star Bo) so that feels good. I didn’t stretch enough any of the days maybe. My left shoulder/neck piece needs to be beat on. I’m using this cool pressure point presser thing to loosen me up there. My cheeks are sore 😉 and my shoulders too. I’m hydrated and a little drained. I am taking all the workouts slow – like I’m listening to Erykah Badu and just being smooth about it. I’m feeling being gentle but getting a great burn, too. OK, my neck is a little tight when I turn it to the left, I’ll be fine. I think I’m most curious about how I might do this challenge for the entire summer. But with ice cream, probably, because it’s hot out. Thank you, Angel!