Friday, April 09, 2010
The disappointment is firmly in the slow pace my body is taking to get back into shape. There was a time, though a life time ago, I could skip a meal, and drop a couple of pounds for the effort (or lack thereof). I could start a new workout routine to target a particular muscle group (say the upper arm wing flaps that my family gene pool befitted me with) and I would see toning within a week. Those days are long over and probably for the best.
So here I am almost done with my first week back, new strategy in progress, and I've lost 1lb. I see no signs of toning yet either.
There is progress though and that is what I need t focus on to keep me going. I've managed to put my little workout system in place. I changed up my Planet Fitness workout to be more of a strength training routine but I make sure I get at least 10 minutes of cardio as well. It's not a lot, but for a while, I was only doing the cardio workout 3x/week. I've also done 2 Pilates workouts so far this week. Tomorrow will be the truest test. It's only a 20 minute work out, but I have a 4 year old and my husband works Saturdays. If I can do the workout, it will be with a great deal of effort and planning on my part. It wouldn't be the end of the world if I didn't manage it, but not doing it just because it isn't easy, isn't going to be an option anymore.