I never feel better about myself as when I am in great physical shape. Unfortunately, that hasn’t been the case lately.
With 2011 being the year of the wedding, I need to get motivated to get back in shape, tone up, and cut down on my candy consumption! I haven’t worked out since Thanksgiving Day when I participated in the Thanksgiving Day 6.2 mile Turkey Chase with my sister and her husband. I hurt my knee from the increased mileage of the half marathon training and have been a glorified coach potato ever since!
Seeing as my pants are getting tighter and I am feeling bad about my physical appearance, I need to be proactive. I started going back to the gym this week. On Tuesday, I did an aerobics exercise on the elliptical for 30 minutes and walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes. Yesterday, I went to a workout class at the gym, but walked out after 30 minutes! The workout class focused on choreographed dance, which I am TERRIBLE at! Not to mention I was the youngest person there by a good 21 years! Instead, I did the aerobics setting on the elliptical for 20 minutes and then lifted weights and did lunges. Today I went for a run but after 2 miles, I stopped and walked back home. Only 2 miles? Just last month, I was running 11 miles! Yes, 11! I am desperate to get back in shape!
I will be on the lookout for some toning exercises and fun, challenging workout classes at the gym (is that possible?).
As of the last day of 2010, I am 5’4, 124 lbs with the measurements of 33.5, 26, 36.
My goal is to be around 118 pounds with toned arms by springtime for our engagement photos! If I wasn’t a budget bride, I would hire a personal trainer. And if I were a normal eater, I would also cut out carbs, but unfortunately, my pocketbook doesn’t allow a personal trainer and if I cut out carbohydrates, I would not have anything to eat.
So I am going to try and do it the old fashioned way of cutting down portions at mealtimes and by visiting the gym a few times a week.
The challenge is on - 6 pounds in 6 months. Wish me luck!