Workout that is. Today was weightlifting day…and I did it early in the AM..fasted. It’s very different weight lifting without any calories in you than it is when there is food in you. You feel stronger with more energy when you lift with food in you. I have heard many things about both, I always suggest to do what makes you feel more comfortable. Now that I have done both, I have to say, I may have to wait till I have had breakfast or even lunch time to weight lift. My goal is to lift heavy – building muscle so I need energy to do so. Or I can always quickly make some eggs and toast to eat before my lifting- these are things I need to figure out.
I can always run fasted, that’s never been a problem for me, actually I prefer it. I woke up a little later than usual today, so I had to work out quicker. I thought about doing less weight, but since I have too much pride, I didn’t. I stuck with the same weight I have been lifting. Surprisingly I finished before work, I felt good and I felt stronger. I could tell the difference being fasted but I could still tell how much stronger I’m getting and its only been a week of my consisted lifting and running.
Consistency. I made it a full Monday to Friday lifting and running. This may be nothing to you – but to me it means a whole lot. Being a mother and working full time keeping consistent was something I struggled with ever since I became a mother.
I owe my FitBit friends a big thank you. Recently FitBit community has upgraded their social network. Adding friends has never been so easy and communicating with others about your fitness goals is very inspiring. I’ve added over 20 friends just this week and we all have been encouraging others to reach our own personal goals. This is no competition, the only competitor you have is yourself. I’m not here to promote FitBit, I just have one, but I do recommend opening your social network and surround yourself by others who have the same goals as you do- to improve your fitness and health.
Do you have a Fitbit or some other type of pedometer? I’ve heard the Nike bands and Apple watches are amazing too! Please share with me what motivates you!