Truth be told my “main” goals for my prep this time around have already been met. Yes, at 6 weeks out I couldn’t ask for more.
Well okay, I AM asking for more. Just because I feel like I’m heading 100% in the right direction, there are a few things I want to focus on to really kick ass in the last six weeks. These are all things I tend to “think about” but never really enforce or talk about on the blog because well… it’s just details.
The biggest one?
Working evenings has been a bit… tough on my schedule. Next week I actually begin my new shift and I will be starting even later, some nights not getting off work until 11pm, which means it’ll be midnight before I get home and into bed.
Problem with this? I’m a morning person. Six weeks out is REALLY not the time to be trying to retrain my mind and body, but I really have no choice. My main focus will be getting into a groove/routine asap with training/cardio, work and the blog… as well as my meal prep, family time and Becca time.
Oh and you know, fitting in apartment viewings and quite possibly moving. Awesome. I love moving.
Babying my body
Yup. Sounds crazy, but it’s true.
Unfortunately my insurance doesn’t kick in at work for another 4 weeks, and it kills me to admit it, but I could really use it.
I’ve mentioned it in passing that I’ve been having some soreness in my wrist. Truth be told, that’s the understatement of the year. Not only is it the actual wrist, but the tendons between the two bones in my forearm (which is what I’ve had physio for in the past).
Basically a few things in the gym put my bum wrist in an unnatural position and it causes strain. Especially when I’m pushing the weights as much as I can trying to build up any shape I can while I lean out. We’ve made adjustments to my plan and it’s helped… but every now and then it’s just… not good. I’ve been taking joint supplements, religiously using voltaren AND voltaren joint care and doing my old physio exercises…. the key will be to keep this up and make any adjustments I can whenever the pain starts.
Also in line with babying myself. Making sure I keep making time for post workout/cardio stretching (been doing good!) and once or twice a week a long hot bath soak would be really good, even if only for the mental health/relaxation benefits.
Basically it’s time to focus on the small things, the details and enjoying the last few weeks. I’ve been working my butt off… and will continue too, but this is when I feel like I need to remind myself to slow down, enjoy the process and take a deep breath.
Oh…. and not forget the BIGGEST goal of all courtesy of the wonderful SIL Gillian.
Just a few FYI facts… since I’m Canadian lets go with a Polar Bear just for the cliche LOLS.
Adult male polar bears weight between 775 and 1, 200 lbs
Adult females 330 to 650 lbs
A cub weighs about 10 lbs
A polar bear can swim about 80km in ice cold water (beat THAT Hollie)
So I guess I’m somewhere between a cub and an (exceptionally) small adult female.
I have zero intentions of ever doing a polar bear dip, or of swimming 80meters let alone 80km.
But, a girl’s gotta have goals right?!
What are your mini goals?!