I’m feeling good! I woke up this morning with TONS of energy. Yesterday, the whole family piled in the car and headed to the Rec center. My sons had swim practice and I had a determination to get back on the horse…er…wagon…LOL.
After we dropped our sons off at their swim class, my s/o and I checked out some of the drop-in fitness classes. The classes didn’t seem to be high impact enough so we decided to do our own workout. I was kind of bummed because I mainly joined to do the classes and get my 30 minutes of working out in. Easy Peasy, right? Nope. The people in the classes were barely moving. If I want to lose weight, I have to move more than they were last night.
My s/o and I lifted weights and we did cardio. Can I say “Great workout!” Yes I can! I feel excellent this morning! My arms feel strong and toned even after one day and I DEFINITELY have more energy. I am enjoying picking up things just to feel my muscles at work….LOL.
I weighed myself and I am down 1 pound. I weighed in at 189 lbs. Good stuff, right? I would say so. I decided to not overdo it and gradually adjust the way I eat and adding working out to my life for life. This is a lifestyle change. Not a “lose weight fast” gimmick. I can’t treat my life like it is a joke because it definitely isn’t.
You know what I also love about this lifestyle change? The effect it has on my children. 🙂 My oldest son said he saw me and his dad working out. I LOVE that. I NEVER saw my mom workout but my dad ran for miles all the time. My mom was around me more but even just seeing my dad run as a little girl helped me to become a runner. I love to jog but somehow I lost my way after hurting my knee in the Army, having kids, etc.
But NO more excuses. This is me for life. I can’t wait to see where I am going to be at the end of this challenge. If I stick to it, it has to be better than where I started.
This is a picture that I keep on my desktop slideshow for motivation. 🙂 Feel free to “steal” it.