I told you I was entering 2017 slowly, and now it’s been almost two weeks since I posted. I really appreciate all the support for my need to head into this year slower than others. I think a good step in the right direction though is even if I hadn’t received the verbal affirmation of my intent I was good with my view on this new year. I didn’t need permission to do it. For a people pleaser like myself this is very good. 🙂
Getting back on track hasn’t been as easy as at other times.
The first week of the new year I wasn’t feeling all that great, so I did what I could and didn’t get too inspired to eat really “good” and I lost -0.4 lb. I earned that and I was fine with it.
Last week, after much thought, I decided I really miss BodyPump class at the YMCA. I had quit going last summer for two reasons:
(A) The first class of the week is the same time as my Weight Watchers class and while I enjoyed trying a few different classes, Mondays have become my favorite day to go. I decided the meetings were more important than the class and I can get a different workout in later — which I often do.
(B) The classes aren’t until 9:30am and I found myself kind of putzing around in the morning instead of getting something done while I wait to go to class. When I get my exercise done earlier I am more productive in my day. So, I started going earlier and liked how the rest of my day went.
However, I decided that I really miss those classes and so what could I do to change my schedule up and get to them? (They are also only 20 minutes later than the classes I took in my old hometown and I went religiously to those..hhmm…)
I decided to work on getting something done in the time between my morning prayer/devotion time and class time and maybe even going as far as to go to the Monday evening class since I can’t get there earlier that day.
After seriously thought about it and made sure I was willing to make the schedule change I went on Wednesday and then again on Saturday.
Whew! Let me tell you… walking, elliptical and even some light weights did not keep my legs in shape for squats. I felt my quadricep muscles every step for two days straight. Yowza!
Thankfully, by Saturday they felt a bit better and I made it through that class. And I felt amazing getting it done.
And while I thought going back to BodyPump might not help the scale (due to muscles retaining water when they are worked, etc.) I did just fine.
My loss this week was -4.0 lbs. Yes…. that’s Four Point ZERO. And I’ll write more about that another day since this post is already getting a bit long.
Suffice it to say this loss is half getting back on track and half showing me that big ‘ole Christmas gain really wasn’t me being as horrible as it appeared.
It also inspired me to keep going. And so I will.
Thanks for stopping by!
How awesome you went back to body pump! What a fun and exciting way to get exercise in!