I'm really trying to make the changes I talked about last week. I'm still not full of energy every day, I am however enjoying looking after myself.
I often forget that I am now middle aged, quite frankly I'm proud of the person I am, why shouldn't we pat ourselves on the back once in a while?
So this last week, I joined the gym.
I said I was going to, and I did.
Was I nervous? Hell yes!
Did I pull up my big girl pants and go anyway? Double hell yes!
Have I been back? Yes, today.
I worked hard! I remembered all that I was told, in my induction. Then I pushed myself. I don't see the point in paying to go to a good gym (with a ladies only room, bonus), then working out half hearted.
Here's a run down of what I did:
10 minutes on the Xtrainer, level 3.
10 minutes on the treadmill, doing a fast walk, with a slight incline.
20 minutes on the exercise bike, level 5.
I followed that up with 3 sets of 15 reps on 2 arm based weights and 2 leg based weights.
Finished with 10 minutes on the rowing machine.
Not bad for this overweight, middle aged, lady!
This awesome day started with a weight loss at the scales. It's been a bit stagnant for a few weeks, thanks to lack of exercise, which goes to prove how important it is. I'm trying to get back to Zumba, at least 3 times a week, I've really missed it because of falling over.
I do hope you will join me on this journey, as I still can't see the difference in myself. I trust my scales so little that I actually checked it was telling the truth this morning, by weighing some of my teens free weights on it!
Are you struggling with your body image/weight issues? I have for most of my life, I've never been 'slim'. All I'm really interested in now is being fit and healthy, weight loss and a better self esteem would just be a bonus.