Saturday, January 10, 2009
Week 2 of the January Challenge went well. Despite being on steroids for allergies, I managed to lose 1.5 pounds. My doctor was pleased with my progress too! She wants me back in the water as much as possible since I have a wider range of motion in the water. Since my allergies seem (keeping my fingers crossed here) to be under control, I was given the green light to go back into water and I was fine on my first time back! How I've missed being in the water. I'm hoping that I can continue with my water exercise classes without any more breakouts. Being in the water gives me a freedom of motion that I don't get any other way.
I decided to do the New You Boot Camp to vary my normal routine. Who would have thought six months ago that I could even attempt to do a boot camp!!! Doing the New You Boot camp has been challenging and fun; giving my exercise a new twist. I was sore for the first time in many months so I must have targeted some muscles that need work. It was a good kind of sore not an injury kind of sore. I especially like the fact that Coach Nicole offers some alternate body positions for those of us who have physical limitations.
I've certainly had some small victories this week. These small things really keep me going. Even though I gained weight in December, when I tried on one of my newer bathing suits to go to the pool , it was too big. YES, YES, YES !!! This tells me that I've gained some muscle and am actually smaller even though I weigh a few pounds more due to the December gain. I was very excited and I'd have to say that it was the highlight of my week!