So I joined the gym next to my work last week. Its a Youfit and …… I love it. I did have an anxiety attack just thinking of getting started but they made me feel so comfortable. Â I did my initial assessment the next day with a trainer named Corey who is by far the most amazingly friendly person ever. Â I felt at ease as he showed me the machines and encouraged me to do some exercises. At first I was a little intimidated being on my own trying to follow the plan that he wrote out for me but I am getting used to it. I go every morning at 7/7:30 am, shower and walk over to work. Â I have a few more training sessions with Corey who said i should meet all my goals within 8 months.
I already feel better and am counting the days till it becomes something I crave. My goals were simple. I want to be healthy, I want to lose weight, I want to run a 5K and I want to be comfortable on my cruise. Its a lifestyle I plan on keeping and I 100% committed to.
This new venture coupled with my love of Annies Buying Club, by the way I picked up a share today and have been prepping my vegetarian lunches all night. Although I don’t plan on being a vegetarian I do find that I prefer to eat a vegetarian style lunch and snacks while having my proteins in the morning and occasionally for dinner. I have not turned my food log into the trainer at the gym yet so I am sure he will tweak it to go with my workout plan so I meet my goals.
I will keep you all posted and if you follow my Instagram (lookatmy3) I have been posting almost daily with a gym pic!
So I have been doing well eating healthy and getting regular exercise. Â I have been feeling better, more energy and less headaches. I can’t wait to kick it into high gear when the kids get out of school in just a few short weeks. Â I know I won’t be summer beach body ready but as long as I can feel comfortable on my cruise in September I will be happy.
I have tried may diets, workouts, “lifestyles”, and the only one to really work wasÂ Quick Weight LossÂ . Â I really don’t want to spend that kind of money on bars and pills so I’m asking for some help…..what have you tried? Â What didn’t work? Â and more importantly what worked?
Send me a comment, maybe I’ll give it a try.
So if your following from my old blog you will remember I set some 2016 goals. One of them was getting healthier. Â I am continuing that goal and have lost some weight but really feel a desire to kick it up a notch. Â I feel really comfortable now with where my life is and want to get that happiness back from last year. Â I was so happy losing weight and getting healthy. Â I had so much energy and loved being outside exercising. Â I was finally loving my body and looking like I wanted to in my clothes. Â I need that back now. I’m ready to have that back now.
So my plan is to join a gym when the kids end school. Â I will have the time to go then as the weeks that I have them I will not be rushing home to pick them up and feed them only to either rush off to an activity or get ready for bed for school the next morning. Â I hope to work hard throughout the summer and feel comfortable adapting my schedule when school starts at the end of summer.
During the next few weeks before school gets out I am committing to working out at home on my own. Â I also had written down a healthy eating plan that cuts out my beloved Starbucks over the next 2 weeks. Eating more frequently to keep my energy and sugar levels up will be the hardest part for me. I am usually so busy Â I forget to eat or even drink my water. I know I need to change that as last year when I had all the success with getting healthy it was that consistent regimen of eating healthy on a schedule and getting my water in that really made it a success.
Although I will not share my weight with you all I will post the most recent full body pic I have and post updates with pics every 2 weeks as I need to be accountable to not only myself but to others. Â The kids are supportive and I know will keep me on track, anything to be able to call me out when I am doing something wrong.