Speaking of my husband and baby, I can't miss an opportunity to share a photo
Aren't they so sweet?
Ok, back to fitness.
So how did your week go? Here's something I realized: Fitness is easier the more you do it. I seriously feel so much better lately, and am starting to not dread doing my exercises at night anymore.
As a reminder, here are my long-term fitness goals:
-Lose 21 pounds --- (remaining pregnancy weight + additional 5 pounds I gained after miscarriage)
-Get my wedding ring back on! :( I can't wait for this one
-Go to the gym at least 3 times per week every week
-Go to Body Pump class --- I've seen this class at my gym and have always wanted to do it, but I was too chicken!
-Do 25 regular push-ups every day
-Do 30 lunges on each leg every day
-Do 100 squats every day
Obviously I am working up to these goals, so here are my goals and results from this last week:
Goal: Lose 1-2 pounds
Result: I got on the scale this morning looking for results and.... nothing. This was disappointing, especially after no weight loss last week. That tuna melt, fries, and double scoop ice cream cone on Tuesday probably didn't help my cause. I've lost a grand total of 3 pounds so far.
Goal: Go to the gym twice and complete a cardio workout
Result: I did it! My husband agreed that my gym nights will be Monday and Thursday for right now. So after I put the little one down for the night around 7:30pm, I am off to the gym. I have to say, it is extremely nice and relaxing to have that time out of the house alone. It's great to just shut off my brain and let my husband take care of the little one for a bit if she wakes up.
Both times at the gym this week I spent time on the elliptical, pushing myself quite hard. It feels good to make my body work hard again.
Also, I picked up one of these last night
Goal: Do a 10 minute solutions pilates video
Result: I didn't do this. I actually started feeling some aches in my abs and think I may have a slight diastasis still. I am wearing a binder for the week to help pull my abs them back together.
Goal: Do 25 modified pushups every day (now that the diastasis workout is complete, I will be doing modification 2 from THIS POST)
Result: I did these, and it was not fun, especially since I usually forgot about it until bedtime. I was doing these next to the bed before I went to sleep. But I did them and I'm feeling stronger
Goal: Do 20 lunges on each side every day
Result: I did these 5 days this week
Goal: Do 50 squats every day
Result: I did these 5 days this week, and am really starting to notice a change in my legs
Ok so now comes the fun part of making my goals for the week. I hope you will join me in my journey and make some goals for yourself too!
-Lose 1-2 pounds
-Go to the gym twice and complete a cardio workout
-If abs are feeling up to it, complete a 10 minute solutions pilates video
-Do 30 modified pushups every day (I will be doing modification 2 from THIS POST)
-Do 20 lunges on each side every day
-Do 60 squats every day
-Pick a date within the next three weeks to go to first Body Pump class
-Don't eat any more tuna melts, fries, or ice cream
Until next week :)