Last week, I joined a gym. It hasn’t been easy. I am completely out of shape – to the point that I pretty much almost pass out during every single class I take. My body convulses for the entire hour. In other words – this ain’t pretty. But I don’t care. I really want to get FIT because I’m sick of worrying about the extra few pounds I’m carrying AND I want to set a good example for my daughter.
I’m hoping this feeling sticks.
Last week, I went to the gym 5 times which some people thought was overkill. I was told on more than one occasion that I’m “going to burn out”… but I’m the type of person who jumps into the pool without feeling the water first. It’s all or nothing with me.
So, I don’t listen to the nay sayers. I appreciate their opinions, but I feel like this is the right move for me.
This week, I’m planning on going 5 times again. If I only get there 4 times, I won’t be upset. As long as I keep going – I’m a happy camper. Yesterday morning, I met up with a bunch of friends and took an AM class. Cardio-kickboxing. Again, I almost died.
Today, I’m going to do Zumba with another group of friends. It’s funny because so many people have recently joined the same gym. It’s almost EASIER when you know people at the same place. Maybe it forces you to go in a way because you have that support. I’m so thankful!
However, through all this exercise, I haven’t lost any weight until this morning. For some reason, I thought it would be INSTANT. Like I would come home from spin (which I will never do again btw – my butt still hurts from that class lol) and miraculously be one pound less. NOT THE CASE.
Each morning, I hopped on that scale only to get off completely disappointed. The same number – over and over again. I knew I was doing right by me though… so I wasn’t unmotivated. I was just sad.
This morning, I expected the same but was completely surprised by a loss. Almost 2 pounds actually! So happy! Finally I can see a tangible result.
My jeans are still a little tight – so I’m guessing this is an overall loss. It’s not directed in the region I need it to be… but I will take it! It feels good to take care of myself. 🙂