Today marks the first day I’ll be heading to the gym. Hannah and I are going to take a Family Yoga class together at 12:30pm, and after that I have my fitness equipment orientation at 2pm. Then it’s swimming time!
I spent some time last night laying out a schedule for us for this summer, including her 2 weeks of stroke booster swimming lessons in July. As I get more in shape and able to handle more, I’ll be adding additional things, but to start out, we’re taking two classes a week (Monday – Family Bootcamp; Tuesday – Family Yoga). I have two days of rest, Sunday and Thursday, and the other days I have some cardio. I’ll be starting out light on the machines, not pushing myself to injury. After a few weeks I’ll be adding some strength training on alternating day rotation with the cardio. And LOTS of swimming time, especially for Hannah. Once we’re comfortable at the gym I might take one of the H2O Combo swimming classes, but for now I’ll just swim with Hannah to cool off and relax from the day’s workouts.
I have such a good feeling about my changes this time around. I’m actually EXCITED to go to the gym, with a little side of my self-conscious body-image dread. I have a feeling that will go away with time, just like the soreness and pain I feel will after a few weeks. I know after this first week I’m going to be nearly dead with soreness and fatigue, but if I can make it through it, I can reach all my goals!
As of my weigh-in this morning, I’m down 9.6 lbs which officially breaks the 100 lbs to go mark! I have 99.4 lbs to go! So excited! Yeah it seems like a lot but I have the next year or so over which I expect to lose it. I should be in a really great place physically and definitely mentally by my 32nd birthday in May next year.
I’m also .4 away from my first mini-goal, new tennis shoes! I should hit that goal this week, though I’ll probably wait until the 28th to go get my new kicks.
Off to hurry up and wait to go to the gym. Hannah’s excited because we’re going swimming! I’m excited about everything!