Rest Days

autism, fitness, goals, half marathon, hubby, lifting

Hey yall, 

Today was my rest day from everything. It is always good to rest from working your muscles, but I have a hard time doing that. Even on rest days I want to go out and walk for an hour or more. It’s not just for my benefit either. I would take my puppies as well,  because when I work I only walk them for about half an hour each time I take them out. Probably why they enjoy it when I take them out so much, but it’s starting to become a shorter walk due to the cold. 

However, my hubby kept me occupied by taking me out to lunch today. It was delicious and healthy… At least for the most part. My hubby really wanted calamari and it’s fried. I did eat some,  but I figured if I don’t eat some things that are bad for me I’ll end up binging one day. Everything has to be done in moderation. I did eat some red snapper with shrimp, broccoli, and carrots. It would’ve been pretty healthy except the snapper had a little clam sauce on it. It wasn’t enough to cover the whole fish, but I’m sure there was butter and stuff in there. It was good and I’ll probably get it again. 

My oldest puppy finds it necessary to be up in our space

Felt stylish. Lol no idea if I am but I was comfy

The other reason don’t have time to ruin my rest day with a long walk is I have to work. Originally I had it off but people get sick,  and I don’t mind overtime. My client is adorable and made the shift pretty easy. Yesterday we had lots of fun coloring. She’s autistic but don’t let that ever fool you. She knows what is what but it just might be a challenge for her to explain it. My client smiled close to the whole shift yesterday. It just made my heart melt. I’ve always had a heart for the disabled but working with them makes it that much more real. 


Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it’s off to Work 

autism, fitness, goals, half marathon, lifting, puppy, training

This is pretty much be today.

Hey yall, 

I know I’m a slacker for not working out last week, but I was working. A lot. I put in over 70 hours and I’ve never done that. At least not in a long time. The only time I could think of is when I worked at a barn and it was show season. Anyways that’s a lot of hours crammed into a small amount if time. My job gets stressful, and last week was a pretty stressful week with the client. The people I  work with not only have an intellectual disability but also a mental illness on top of that. For instance, one could have autism and a personality disorder. It makes for interesting weeks that can be stressful, but also rewarding. 

This week though, I’m back at it. The first thing I did was work out my arms. Today’s exercises included incline dumbbell bench press, side lateral raise, one arm dumbbell raise, curls, and triceps extension. It kinda stinks because I’m still limited on what exercises I can do. My gym at my apartment has very little workout machines. I’m just thankful I have something. Everything was 5 sets of each workout and 10 reps. It felt good to use my muscles because of weights and not to correct my dog. Don’t get me wrong I love my pup, but he’s starting to realize just how big he is. He doesn’t mean to pull hard and he always wants to please his owners, but sometimes I realize just how strong he is. 

I was trying to vacuum. He was oh so helpful.

 Today I ran for 45 minutes in a run 3 minutes and walk one. It was a little challenging seeing as I didn’t run last week, except once on Saturday. Plus my body just feels exhausted, and I’m pretty certain it’s still catching up on rest from last week. My run at least went about a decent as could be expected. It felt good to be running again, even if my body felt tired. 

After running I went ahead and did legs. Today was the same workout as previously, where I did 150 squats. I did normal squats, wide squats, and narrow squats. Plus I did calf raises and dumbbell deadlifts. Every time I did squats my knees popped. Probably way more than they should but oh well. My ankle appreciated me wearing the brace, since I ran and worked legs. To be fair it was already acting up earlier in the day, so I figured better safe then sorry. 

Until next time, I hope you enjoyed this blog.