30day Fit Challenge: Day 12

As soon as I got home from work this evening, I went directly to my apartment gym to do sprints on the treadmill. To me, fast, uber-intense cardio sessions have great benefits. I have learned from past experiences that this workout has really helped my body burn fat. I’m a big believer in HIIT being the best workout to shed unwanted body fat and FAST. I dread having to do cardio for more than 20 minutes and High Intensity Interval Training is super time efficient. 12 minutes of cardio and I’m done.

My HIIT routine

Warm up

1 minute walk at 3.8mph

1 minute sprint at 11mph

I repeat this 6 times.

Cool down

Now I just have to get back into this routine at least 3 times a week.

After the gym, I was eating my chicken, sweet potato and avocado concoction (yummy) for dinner, when I got a WhatsApp message from my ex-boyfriend. We had a tumultuous relationship; a roller coaster of emotions; highs and lows. Neither one of us can deny how madly in love we were, but when we broke up just over 2 years ago I felt free. The chains had finally been removed. The verbal abuse and emotional pain that I suffered over our 4 year relationship was unbearable. And it was last night that he told me how sorry he was. Not like I hadn’t heard the apology before, but this time it was genuine. Deep down I know he loved me but he just wasn’t ready. He was battling his own demons and I was his punching bag. I believe it’s true what they say… how can you love someone else if you can’t even love yourself?

I don’t regret a second of the relationship. I’m a different person now because of it. I know how to handle things and I’ve grown into a pretty damn amazing woman. I’m determined to make a go of my life and do well. He taught me how to love and at the end of the day showed me how strong I am. So thank you.

Our conversation brought up a rush of emotions and here I am sitting with a tear rolling down my cheek. I’m not upset. I’m happy. I’m happy that he’s happy. I’m nostalgic. I miss the good times we shared. I miss my best friend. I’m amazed at how much I’ve grown over the past 2 years. I’m confused. It’s crazy how a stranger can become your best friend, only to become a stranger once again. Emotional overwhelm!!!

So I cheated! That’s right, I confess. I cheated on my 30day fit challenge. I put on The Notebook and poured myself a small glass of red wine.

Ah.. it’s good for the heart anyway 😉

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