Thursday, September 4, 2014

Match my stride.

This Sunday marks a month since I dedicated my body to working out 4x/week (again...springtime made for a pretty lazy Kayla...which was more like 1-2 workouts/week if I was lucky). Its definitely been hard, but SO so rewarding being back in the gym. I think I'm finally at the point where working out is exciting again. Caleb is the best 'trainer' ever and helps me every time we go to the gym with free weights, the machines, etc. I'm almost confident enough to go in there alone.... almost.

Yesterday I was sitting in an extra long meeting at work, and entertained myself by feeling a new muscle I found on my arm. I went home, showed Caleb, and was so happy. I'm beginning to see some definition!

I've also started THIS a couple times a week at home, on top of my usual workouts. What did I like about it? It wasn't just another video...it was a few photos showing a couple easy, quick, simple workouts to work your core. This isn't the whole photo, but seriously...click the "image" caption below and do it...your abs will thank you :) ...and hate you all at once.
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I've been running a ton lately, and the furthest I've been able to go was 4 miles. Truthfully, I'd like to sign up for another half marathon soon. We shall see ;)

Speaking of running, a while back I wrote down a quote I saw on Pinterest...actually it's a prayer, and I found it written down in my journal. I read it the last minute before running and it absolutely helped me keep going when it was tough to continue.

Run by my side, live in my heartbeat...
give strength to my steps.
As the cold surrounds me, as the wind pushes me,
I know You surround me.
As the sun warms me, as the rain cleanses me...
I know You are touching me, challenging me, loving me,
and so I give You this run.
Thank you for matching my stride...Amen

In other random news...MY HAIR WILL BE DARK BY TONIGHT!! Eeek!!! I'm equal parts terrified and excited, and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Yay for taking chances!

15 comments:

  1. And I will be reading that prayer tomorrow AM before my run... beautiful! Ummm, GURL I best be getting some snapchats of your soon-to-be dark seski hair ;)

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  2. I can't wait to see your hair!

    Loved that prayer, by the way...

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  3. Ohh I need to check out that workout - my abs only get worked during my runs! Hehe you already know I think you should sign up for another half!!! :) I can't wait to see your hair!!!!

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  4. this workout looks awesome, can't wait to try after work!

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  5. I love that prayer! Can't wait to see your hair!

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  6. Good for you girl! It's too bad it takes so dang long to see the results of your hard work, but when you do start to see it it's the BEST.THING.EVER! Keep it up! And I cannot wait to see your hair!

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  7. Maybe it's just me, but I totally believe everyone is EVEN HOTTER with dark hair haha! I cant wait to see!!!!

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  8. Yay for your gym motivation. I go when I have free time which usually ends up being 3 times a week, sometimes more. I may have to do the ab thing before bed.

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  9. You go Glenn CoCo!! I really really really need to stop saying I'm going to get back into running, and actually do it. Meh! I cannot wait to see your new hair color!

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  10. I've never seen that prayer- I LOVE IT!!! :)

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  11. As a new runner, that prayer is perfect for my journey! Consider it stolen... stealing a prayer.. Ha!

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  12. I am so proud of you and happy for you friend. You are back and track and going to do better than ever. I will definitely be trying out your ab workout once this bikini body workout stops kicking my butt. Miss you my beautiful brunette friend.

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  13. Love the ab workout, I hate crunches! I am hoping to start excersing again next week, I've been quite lazy myself lately and only go in a handful of times to the gym.

    Aesthetic Lounge

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  14. I love that prayer! I definitely need to work on praying for God to be a part of ALL aspects of my life, and this was a great reminder.

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  15. I haven't worked out in the longest time and I am definitely feeling the effects. My joint hurt, my neck hurts, and I'm tired all the darn time! I need to make a schedule and stick to it. You are motivational! :)

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