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
1 minute walk at 3.8mph
1 minute sprint at 11mph
I repeat this 6 times.
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 😉