Today, I am in pain…and strangely, I’ve missed it like a red-headed step-child.
My leg workout on Saturday was amazing! I was in agony walking down the stairs….legs like jelly…where my only goal was to not fall down the stairs.
Up today at 5 am and at the gym at 5:30 for my upper body. I have moved my running shoes to Arnprior already, so no treadmill until tomorrow, when I have them back.
I have decided to trim my goals for the next 2 months. I am going to focus on my arms. I love the look of lean strong arms like @mizfit has, I think I will need to focus on arm workouts more, to achieve “my version” of that.
Now, some plain truth…my truth…ugly truth!!! (BOO!!)
weight = 194
I gained weight. My lowest weight in the last year was 175 and I crashed and burned. But that’s ok, I am back and life is about lessons, isn’t it? I learned how much my heart can pull me in directions I don’t necessarily want to go. But, like everything else in life…I learn to cope, and find a better way.
So tonight, I take my measurements again, and narrow down my workout and fitness goals…trying to keep them at a minimum so I don’t lose focus.
go to the gym a minimum of 4 times a week, using the workout plans I have. Including 30 minutes of cardio each visit, and either the lower, upper and core, or the strictly arms workout each time. (Mostly morning workouts, but if I miss one, I have to do it in the evening)
Take my measurements each month to judge the changes, not the scale. Since I am moving, I may decide to pack the scale to keep me away from it. Separation anxiety already, as I type the words
Fitness and Health Goals
Keep to my diet plan, with one slip allowed per week. (nothing too extravagant mind you!)
6-8 bottles of water per day.
get back to the vitamins (I hate taking pills!)
I’ve decided I need to get back to basics, and keep my head and my heart out of the mix…they seem to be my biggest distractions. If only I could just send my body to the gym…I would probably be the most physically fit person around!
Lastly but not least… to the Circle of Hearts…Mo, Terri, Tammi, Jenni, Kat, Kim, Lori and Shannon…Thank You for being my steadfast friends…for kicking my ass when I needed it and for lifting me up when I didn’t even know I needed it.