It’s been about a week of working out. I’ve done Spinning and Tabata and enjoyed both. I took the weekend off (so sore!), but really missed it! So far this week I’ve tried Zumba (eww, no) and Tai Chi. I took another Spinning class solidifying my love for it and met with my personal trainer for orientation.
I so enjoy the classes that I kinda didn’t want to meet with the trainer who I know would just show me exercises with weights. I’m not really into lifting weights, so I went just to pick his brain about what I should be doing as far as classes go. He told me that the classes were mostly cardio and to gain strength I would have to use weights. He showed me a few exercises that I actually enjoyed and a place to work out other than the weight room. I don’t know about you, but I feel like unless you’re ripped and showing off, the weight room is intimidating. I started out with 5 lb weights… (Weakling I tell ya!) Surprisingly, I actually enjoyed working out with Mark, the trainer, and liked what he showed me. I may get with him in a month or two and see what else he’s got. For now, a couple classes and a couple days of uppers and lowers working out and I’ll be happy.
So far I still enjoy going to the gym. Lorelei loves going and Henry is getting used to it. It helps that the main girl is there everyday. She has a helper that rotates, but she’s always there and is very nice and friendly. I’m seeing some progress. I feel stronger and not as “foggy”, more alert and less fatigued. My body is beginning to take shape instead of staying a lump of squish. He did inform me that my belly would probably always pooch, much like a person who loses 100 pounds and has skin hanging from their arms (lovely!). I have lost a few pounds and can finally wear my wedding rings again. I always have to take them off the last month or two of pregnancy and sooner or later lose enough to put them back on. I think Spinning has been key to losing weight because my diet has not changed. I also got a couple of work out clothes from Target. They are having a big sale. I got a bra and a t-shirt with the whole Duo-Dry wicking going on. I like them both and I’m sure I will slowly add to my stash.
The gym and kidzone is open on Saturday mornings, so this Saturday Jason and I are gonna have a little gym date while the kiddos play. Maybe even a delicious smoothie. Yum! Tonight I’m going to try the yoga class. It’s in the evening, so that will be sporadic unless I want to drag the kiddos with me (all four) after Jason begins his new job. I love yoga, so I don’t mind throwing it in there every now and then. Tomorrow I’m trying a new class with the phrase “boot camp” in it, so I’ll let you know how that goes…