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First, a confession. I ended up not going to the gym last Friday. I was incredibly exhausted and was a bit wishy-washy about going. In the end, I didn’t go, citing my pure exhaustion. Then, on Monday, I didn’t go either. I did intend to go, but because I’d been hacked (post coming soon), a bank trip was necessary. Once that was over and dinner was eaten, I just didn’t go. The timing was off.
BUT! I went Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! I’ll go again this evening. This I know, because I have to. No, I’m not forced to go, it’s just that I refuse to get into a habit of making excuses for not going – no matter how valid. Besides, what’s the point in posting progress and being accountable if I’m not going to be honest, right?
So there you have it. I didn’t go last Friday and I didn’t go this past Monday. Now, enough guilt-ing myself about it.
Here’s my progress for this week:
Weight: 154.8lbs. It appears that I might be gaining weight. Maybe I am, but I doubt it’s “fat weight” and more “muscle weight”. Muscle weighs more than fat, so sometimes gaining muscle appears as though you’ve gained weight-weight, but you haven’t. Or, maybe I have gained weight. I’ll blame it on the cookies I made this week.
Activities: On Tuesday I read the class schedule wrong, so instead of attending the cardio-dance I intended to, I went with the workout plan I adapted (link here). As part of my cardio, I did an interval run on the treadmill for about 10 minutes. Then, since the days are off, I went to a cardio-weight class on Wednesday. That was pretty good and I definitely felt both the workout I’d done on Tuesday evening during the class, but made the necessary modifications. Thursday I felt the class from Wednesday night. Thursday’s cardio-dance class was fun again. I do enjoy going to classes with good music and sweating. It’s just something about dancing! Tonight I’ll use the workout plan and get some good cardio in with the elliptical machine.
Attendance: 4 days for between 1 and 1.5hrs.
Overall Progress: During my interval run on Tuesday, I definitely felt my ankles not being used to running. But, I made it through. I’ll still have to take the running/jogging a bit slow, but I know I’m getting there. Tuesday’s short interval run was more a personal test than anything. I’ve stuck with lighter weight. I’m still only using 5lb. dumbbells when I do the workout plan. In the cardio-weight class on Wednesday, I did use a barbell, but kept the weight very low. I think barbel included, totaled about 10lbs. Even though I only did Pilates twice this week, I can still feel some change happening there. In fact, during any core specific exercises I feel stronger and my abs feel tighter.
Personal Thoughts and Feelings: Again, proud of myself and the progress I’m making. Though I missed two gym days in a row, I went back and for that I’m proud of myself as well. Overall, I’m feeling pretty good about what I’m doing and the small changes I’m able to notice. I do need to work on my kegels though, because (confession again) I have slight leakage issues. Boy the changes from carrying and birthing a child. Oh, I want to mention it seems my slight diastasis recti is also diminishing more, too!
And, if you missed the plan I posted last week, here it is again:
Other gym updates are listed here