Well friends, you may remember me outlining some of my fitness goals back a few months ago, and I am proud to say I have accomplished several of those goals
As a reminder, these were my long-term goals:
-Lose 21 pounds --- (remaining pregnancy weight + additional 5 pounds I gained after miscarriage)
-Get my wedding ring back on
-Go to the gym at least 3 times per week every week
-Go to Body Pump class for the first time
-Do 25 regular push-ups every day
-Do 30 lunges on each leg every day
-Do 100 squats every day
So far I have:
-Lost at least 6 pounds the last time I checked. Perhaps I've lost more, but I can finally wear my one pair of pre-pregnancy jeans and most of my pre-pregnancy skirts are starting to feel less like I'm squeezing into a straightjacket. I still have about 15 pounds to go.
-I got my wedding ring back on!!!!!
-I am now going to the gym 3 times per week. I started off going twice per week, but am now going Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Mondays I will be doing regular cardio and weight lifting but Wednesdays and Saturdays I will be going to Body Pump classes. Which brings me to my next big accomplishment........
-I went to my first Body Pump class!
It was honestly 10x better than I thought it would be. It also helped boost my confidence because I was able to make it through all the moves, so I am not as out of shape as I thought I was. I also loved that I was surrounded by a huge variety of people: old, young, female, male, moms, college kids, etc. It was wonderful, and I am looking forward to going twice a week.
That said, I am CRAZY sore. Soreness doesn't work well for a mama who wears her baby for part of the day while cleaning
Which gives me the perfect opportunity to share a cute baby-wearing photo from this week
Now it is just about getting stronger and building up the the amount of push-ups, squats, and lunges I'd like to do every day. I've still got a ways to go on that, but I'm getting there.
What are some of your fitness goals? Have you ever tried a group fitness class, or are you intimidated by them like I was/am?