It’s been almost a month since my last one of these Project Comeback installments, and I figured it was about time for me to update you on my progress in and out of the gym. As of now, I’ve been back in the gym for almost a solid 2 months, and in those 2 months, I’ve seen my body transform in so many amazing ways.
As you can recall from my last Project Comeback is that my strength was almost non-existent after that 3-month hiatus from the gym. It was pretty darn discouraging, to say the least. Not only was my strength gone, but my overall conditioning sucked. I was out of breath after walking up a flight of stairs, I could barely make it through three exercises of my leg day, and the smallest thing would wear me out.
My friends and I are going to the beach for Spring Break and they’re wanting to get ready for that. I want to switch things up a bit in my routine and focus on functional fitness and strength training (although this is more cardio/functional fitness than strength training) and have a bit of fun with these Saturday boot camp workouts my friends want me to plan out for them.
I warned them the entire week leading up to our boot camp Saturday workouts that this was going to be a challenging workout, but it’s going to be amazing. So, taking from Coffee, Cardio, and Kale, I’ve put together a little 3-circuit, 15-minute workout that you can do at the gym if you’re looking to switch things up.
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So skincare and makeup have become some of my top priorities in 2018. Over the past six to eight months, my skin has been hating me and I live with consistent breakouts. It’s no fun to wake up in the morning and look in the mirror just to see the next colony of pimples that have decided to take up my face as their place of residence.
I also really love makeup, and I find the process of applying makeup very therapeutic. Over the past year, I became #obsessed with the gym (and don’t get me wrong, I still am), but I noticed my appearance became that typical gym-goer who lived in workout clothes and no makeup. I loved that because it was so easy and carefree, but I wanted to look a little more presentable on a regular basis.
Freshman and sophomore year I was pretty bad about leaving things until the last minute. I mean it wouldn’t be super last minute, but I’d definitely put things off way longer than I should have. That caused me so much stress and anxiety, and I totally could’ve avoided that had I just sat down and mapped things out for the entire semester.
Having an organization system that works for me is single-handedly the only way I can stay on top of and even get ahead on my assignments. It’s kind of crazy how designating an hour or so to figure out the semester will save you so much stress in the long run. Here are my tips to avoid procrastination during the school year!
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First and foremost, it’s been way too long since I’ve done one of these posts! I’m not going to lie. I’ve been a bit uninspired to post on the blog and Instagram since I’ve been struggling with not being in the gym. But good news! I’m feeling almost 100% and I think I’m back in the gym for good!
I looked back at my posts, and the last time I did a chit chat thing was in my October Recap so I definitely have a lot to fill you in since then! I’m also including 2 new sections in this post because I saw Kayla do them and I loved them so I decided to steal those ideas and include them in my own posts, haha. Alright, let’s get into it!
You might’ve noticed I’ve been a little absent from the fitness sphere since my last Project Comeback installment…
Well here’s the truth. I may have pushed a little too hard when I went back to the gym in November, and I paid the price for that. I got pretty sick the second week of December. It wasn’t the flu or anything super serious, but I was just feeling awful and had a stuffy nose and basically, it was a really bad cold.
I decided it’d be best to just take some more time off of the gym, truly let myself recover, and let go of the fear of losing all my progress by taking some additional time off.