It has been nearly two weeks since my original health journey blog, and I am so excited about this new path that I am on!
My goal was to go to the gym at least twice a week, and I have far surpassed that. Dare I say that I am LOVING the gym? As a stay at home mom, I’m finding it to be the perfect place for some “me time”. I just feel like I have one focus while I am there and that is to get a good workout in. I can finally relate to the people that say exercise is a great way to clear their minds!
While I am at the gym, I typically workout on the elliptical for 35 minutes to a hour. I also get a lot of cardio in on the days that are nice enough to take Audrey on a stroll. As far as weight lifting goes, I do the majority of it at home. I actually keep a set of weights in Audrey’s room. While she plays, I get in a few reps.
I am down 2 pounds. So, I have 9 to lose before I shed the BMI category of “over weight”. I am going to be honest and say that I do wish I had lost more, BUT I know that this is a process.
Besides, my non-scale victories say a lot more about the time I have put in and how much better I feel.
- I have so much more energy.
- I can already tell that I am getting stronger. I had to up the resistance on the elliptical 3 levels.
- I wake up feeling leaner/ less bloated.
- I am not having to chug coffee all day! (That is huge for me!)
The biggest thing I have learned is that I am 100% capable of making my health a priority. I am excited to see what the next couple of weeks bring!