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Hey there!  Hope this Friday treats you well!  Nothing by way of exciting or adventurous happened this week when it comes to my fitness goals.  I have kept at it though and despite missing a day this week, I’m going to call it a success.  After all, what I’m aiming for here is not so much achievement and perfection, but progress.  Steady and sure progress equals success to me, right now.

Also, I keep feeling the need to state that I’m not, nor will I, change my diet.  I’m eating the same whole foods I was before (sometimes more of them).  I have added in at least 1-2 eggs a day for the extra protein and yogurt most days.  Everything else is the same.  In fact, Wednesday night we had homemade steak pizza! yum!!

On another note, I might have to do a quick review of this book, simply because it’s been so valuable to me through the years.  Nonetheless, here it is:

The book I've used for years to learn and do Pilates
The book I’ve used for years to learn and do Pilates

And here’s my progress and update for this week:

Weight: Earlier this week, I weighed in at 151. I thought that was a little off, but the next day I was only 153-something. Thursday night after the gym, my weight was 154.4.  Can anyone say confusing?!  It’s a good thing I’m not using weight as my primary progress indicator!

Activities: This week, I attended 3 classes. The same classes as last week. Wednesday, after class, I also did Pilates. Tonight, I’ll do the regular routine.

Attendance: Again, only 4 days this week. Monday we were busy up in getting this computer together and I did some grocery shopping. (I should probably post about what we did with the computer…). Baby Boy didn’t go with me on Wednesday, opting to nap with Hun while I went (#mom win)!

Overall Progress: I noticed again this week my ankles feeling weak. They’re weak from lack of constant activity. I changed my shoes on Wednesday and that seemed to help. I think the ankle weakness is just from now doing something different. Besides, being at home with Baby Boy all day, even though I’m barefooted, the strain on my foot/ankle muscles and joints isn’t the same. I’m going to keep an eye on this though. Oh, in class on Wednesday, I used a little more weight when we did legs. My abs are continuing to get strong, I’m noticing that as well.  I definitely feel my old shoulder injury and have taken Copper to help with that.  My body’s sore, but the good sore.  The kind of sore I really like.  It’s almost like a reward for me.  I think I’m starting to get a little definition in my arms and legs again, too.

Personal Thoughts and Feelings: I”m a little bummed with myself I only went 4 times again this week. Maybe I’ll squeeze something in on Saturday, but likely not. After all, I have a family now and need to keep my borderline obsession with the gym at bay. I mentioned to Hun that he’s not going and though I understand his reasons right now, it feels a little odd. We’re doing the best we can though, that’s what I keep telling myself. I didn’t notice much of any leakage this week, which is good as I have done a few kegels here and there. My shoulder is still a bit off, I need to amp up the Copper as I slacked on it this week. I’m feeling really pretty good though. Hun is very supportive, as usual. He is also noticing some physical changes and I know I’m a bit calmer in general knowing I get a little time away, yet do something healthy and enjoyable for myself. Oh, I also responded to someone who asked how I was hanging in there. This is good progress, as I’m such an introvert I don’t often talk to anyone first. I do think I’m beginning to be recognized a bit in classes, which is helpful. Maybe I’ll venture to say something to someone next week…

Although I’m not trying to get back here, specifically, I think I can get closer. I was 125-130lbs and going to the gym about 5 days a week for between 1-2 hours. There are other pictures of me in the archives, maybe I’ll dig a few out in this series…..

me 2007

Gym Update #4
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2 thoughts on “Gym Update #4

  • May 23, 2014 at 11:39 pm
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    I agree – don’t use weight as your indicator!!!! You are doing awesome!

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    • May 24, 2014 at 2:38 pm
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      Thanks Caroline!! Weight is such a negative way to track one’s progress when it comes to fitness, as fitness and health are so so much now than whatever the scale says! 🙂

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