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Week 2: “I am turning into those people I used to hate!”

Follow Manja’s Runtastic Results journey week by week here on the Runtastic blog. Manja is a mom, wife, works a full-time job and is ready to change her life. We know that her story is a powerful one and we look forward to sharing her journey one workout at a time. Now she’s on to week 2. In case you missed week 1, you can get a full recap here.

Dear Week 2,
Ummm…I’m gaining weight! NOT what I ordered. I know that weight can be weird and fluctuate especially at the beginning. I mean, I haven’t trained like this since….NEVER! So I am sure my body is a little confused and will start dropping weight soon. Honestly, it’s just so not motivating though.

Workout 1: I’m afraid to say this, so don’t tell anybody! I really love planks and wall-sits. Is that weird? For some reason they are one of my favorite exercises so far. Yes, I am shaking while doing them but somehow I like them. Before today’s workout I had a bad stomachache, but after the warm up it went away. I was very happy about that. I guess I can’t use a stomachache as an excuse anymore.


Workout 2: LOVED IT! Oh gosh, I am turning into one of those people that I used to hate!! I would have never thought those words would come out of my mouth when talking about a workout or ANYTHING like it. This is weird, but I like it. I really had to fight hard for those last 10 sit-ups and I was completely shaking after 20 seconds of the plank. But, I fought through it and made it to 30 seconds – Roarrrrrrrrrr……!!!


Workout 3: I hated the workout today….naaaaa….just kidding. I loved it! In fact, I even went on a 5K run afterwards and I saw a rainbow, that was so refreshing. I think it was especially for me :) These workouts, while intense, really motivate me to keep going and keep moving. Tomorrow I am going to the cinema with my kids. I am really looking forward to spending time with them and maybe treating myself with some popcorn or something. I don’t want to be too extreme and give up everything I enjoy.

Workout 4: I finished the workout very quickly today. I am actually surprised. I also went on an additional 5K run after I finished my workout. Who am I? I can’t believe I am actually enjoying this stuff and doing MORE. But honestly, I am really proud of myself. I feel really good, and really energized and I just want to get healthy so badly!


Overall, the workouts were much harder than last week and I liked the combination of old and new exercises. I like doing the familiar ones and then mixing in some new, challenging ones as well. What I like the most about the workouts so far is that they are really hard and challenging, but in the end I feel so good and so glad that I completed them. It’s really motivating and makes me want to keep moving and not spend the rest of the day lying around.




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About Mehmood Esmail

Mehmood Esmail
Hi, I am Mehmood Esmail, there have been severe health issues in my family, like cancer, heart attacks, stroke, kidney stones, IBS, etc. Where we live, in Africa, health facilities are basic. Thus it becomes imperative that we hnow what is happenining to us and how to look after ourselves, and where possible, how to prevent serious illnesses.

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