I did my measurements which I hadn't messed with in a while and made some realistic goals there, so I'm just not focused on the scale. I'd like to lose an inch on my waist but 2-3 on my hips. I'm a curvy gal, especially after this last baby. Dh quite likes the curves, I'd like a bit less, bras are hard to find and my hips are voluminous Dh asked me last night if I was wearing the same pants I had on that morning. I replied yes, he said I was watching you this morning and thinking, "D*mn, your butt is HUGE!" Seriously, he said that he meant it in a, "it's hot way, I want to take a picture." He didn't quite get that could be, um, insulting! (I told him if we took a poll on that I would win by a landslide) Of course, knowing that I'm curvy I'm also working on weighted squats, but whatever. I think squats are hella important and I don't mind the size so much with strength.
I did squats and rows yesterday, I was supposed to do deadlifts too but I need more weight and don't feel my form is quite right with the KB. I think I'm going to switch things up a bit, add in some more exercises (it will be full body 2 days, same exercises instead of alternating 2 different workouts but keeping the same core moves).I'm researching plans now to see what I want to add to my routine, I've done 4 wks of the program I'm on (8 wks to go).
I'm able to make it to the gym 2 days easily but doing 3 days would mean a further tweaking of the schedule, we go to town Mon, Tues, Thurs, & Fri but Mon. and Fri. I have the kids and the gym I go to doesn't have babysitting. I don't want to add in Wed, the gym I'm using now takes nearly 30 minutes to get there. So, I'm thinking about adding more to the Tues and Thurs I am there and not worrying so much about getting a third day, at least not for the time being. Maybe I can just play with some bodyweight stuff on the weekends or do KB stuff. Perhaps when spring comes I'll switch to a gym closer (in the winter I like this one b/c it has the pool) or maybe I'll decide I like this routine and keep with it. It has been great going to this gym to start back because it is generally dead, I've only seen people using the treadmill and rower, so it has been a good place to get used to all of it again, and the other gyms would be crazy crowded right now anyway, making things 10x worse.
I'd like a walk today but I've been having difficulty motivating myself with the cloudy drizzly weather, maybe I can convince dh to come with me. We've got another 3 days and then the sun is supposed to come out, even if it is still below freezing. No walk yesterday but I stayed busy all day cleaning and organizing. I didn't stop until 4 for visiting with the inlaws and church. I don't know what we'll do today, it is a nice relaxing family day with no plans, but there is always things to do. I might try to do some food prep for the week ahead, maybe mop, or maybe both or neither.
OH, and my arm has not been hurting!!!! This is huge. I don't know if it is because I'm trying to limit computer time or the strength training or a bit of both but i'm thrilled.
If your overall weight trend has been down or even flat, I wouldn't freak out too much. Winter is a tough season. Weather is crazy, life is busy, colds and flu are common. Our bodies have a lot to keep them busy just fighting to survive it all. Be a little gentle and patient with yourself. You are doing great! Maybe splash out and go get a relaxing massage.
That's the thing with my thyroid wonky it does jump like that, so it jumping up is a possible sign that things are out of whack again, which makes this whole process 10x harder. But I'm trying to think positive thoughts and focus on good habits, although I've got to get my labs done, thyroid and hormone and my vitamin levels.
Friday was a rest day and then today was going to be cross training. But I was up early to get all three kids to winter soccer training and then my sleep seeking brain thought, “You know, you’re not supposed to try new things this close to race day.” Which said brain also thought sounded very reasonable and totally wise and not at all lazy. I usually try to spread rest days out a bit more, but the warm weather meant I ran four days in a row. Tomorrow is the end of the training week and I’ll run 6 miles. It will be in the single digits so I’m betting dh will successfully convince me to run it on the treadmill.
I have already begun checking the future weather forecast every day. I am aware that lots will change between now and the 20th. I will continue checking it anyway. It’s a thing, lol.
I think taking off was reasonable and not lazy. Dh is doing cold weather camping next weekend and is anxiously eyeing the forecast too, it is showing rain here, hopefully, you have a better forecast.
I thought I would walk/jog outside today but it turned out to be too cold for my liking. I ended up with a brief upper body workout. I was disappointed to find that I have really gone backwards with regard to push-ups. I haven't done them since before Christmas, but thought that working on the chest press machine at the gym would at least be maintenance. I was even able to go up in weight on the machine.
Monday, the gym will be closed so I'll do another in-home workout. It may be warm enough to get outside to walk as well
It is a lot easier to lose strength than to gain it but you've got muscle memory in your favor.
Edited by soror, 14 January 2018 - 08:11 AM.