Two weeks ago I posted about the battles with cellulitis and my weight loss from walking/jogging. I dropped twenty-five pounds since January – most of it coming in the past few months – but it hasn’t been enough for me. Kyle needed to get in shape for lacrosse, so he joined Planet Fitness, which is right around the corner. Erik joined him, because teens can sign up for free in the summer. After a few days’ thought, I decided a gym membership was for me.
OH MY VISHNU, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?
It’s been two weeks, and I haven’t missed a day. (Yes, I know chances are I’ll stop going, but honestly, I love it there.) I use one day for weight training, and one day for cardio. Today I hit the elliptical for a half hour, did about fifteen minutes on the treadmill, and walked to and from the gym.
Weight training is – obviously – more difficult. I went overboard the first day, so everything hurt for the next couple days. Other than that, I think I’m doing well. The lifting is getting easier, the cardio is a (sweaty) breeze, and I’d like to think I’m getting a little more solid.
I don’t want to get huge, rippling muscles; I just don’t want man boobs or a saggy, disgusting stomach. I’m currently sitting at 187 pounds, which is nice, but I’d really like to be closer to 180. That said, I look better than I have in a while and I certainly feel better.
Hopefully I’ll keep up this pace. When we go on vacation in two weeks, I’ll stay in shape by jogging on the beach/boardwalk.
UPDATE: My scale is the most cherished possession in my house. It read 185 this morning!!!