Big Changes and No Swimming
Saturday, August 27, 2011
The outdoor pool is closing today. They have been open for lap swimming but since school has started, I have not been available at the pools open hours. I have resigned to the fact that I can't compete in Triathlon at the moment because the pool at WNMU is also closed for repairs and may be for ever! I have not panicked yet but it is getting close!
In recent weeks I have turned to riding, my brand of jogging and lifting weights. I have not lost any weight but my clothes for the most part fit better. I have trouble with the arms and sleeves on female blouses...I think they are made for women with "thin" arms. I wear an extra-large because I have "guns" (bulging biceps) and I am proud of them. They are large, and hard as are the majority of the rest of the muscles I possess.
I have been having a lot of hip problems and I go to the chiropractor once or twice a week. I am getting much better. I went yesterday and the chiropractor told me he enjoys working on me because I feel "firm" or toned. He had a tough time explaining what he meant and ended up telling me that I just do not feel like most women he gets to work on. I thanked him and he quit blushing and so did I by the time I got home.
This morning my husband and I went to the Farmer's Market to get fresh veggies for the week. My older first grade teacher and family friend gave me a big hug, then stood back looked at me and stated I must be working out. I "feel" so firm and look good! I said thank you and told her I have been lifting hard for several weeks. It must be making a difference!
Every morning when I go to the gym I do thirty minutes of cardio (bike or arc machine) and then I do either an upper body or lower body workout. I use free weights on the upper body and a leg press machine, hamstring machine and bands on the lower body. I also use an arm machine with pulleys on the upper body. I have looked over my body since arriving home this morning and I am happy. YES....you can definitely tell that I am pumping iron, and I LIKE THAT!
I don't think I am up to taking a picture yet.....but I might. Have a great weekend and ask me if you are interested in my workout. I will share if asked.