Tuesday: 45 minute Cardio mix of Precor machine and running
Wednesday: Core Central class with Zoe (she whoops and hollers in a high pitched voice a lot but she's over 50 and kicks major butt, so I totally forgive the whooping it up)
Thursday: Shadow Boxing class with Lori (she just yells at us but manages to do it in a not scary Jiliian Michaels sort of way. She is over 40 and is so incredibly strong and fit you can't help but be inspired)
Friday (if I can squeeze it in): Jillian Michaels type of workout from my 30 Day Shred book
The shadow boxing class is my favorite by far. I feel strong and powerful during and afterwards and I swear you need at least one day in your exercise routine to get you going and keep you going. I totally like to imagine that I could actually box somebodies daylights out with a jab/cross/punch combo if I needed to in a dark parking lot, but I'm sure I actually could not. Either way it's the one day of exercise I look forward to each week.
I do feel stronger and healthier now that I've gotten consistent again. I can go longer, push harder, and my legs are starting to tone up again. But I've gotta say I am getting a little discouraged. I swear I'm not one of those gals that constantly looks at the scale (ours at home doesn't even have batteries) and I don't judge my happiness by my weight, really I just go by how my clothes fit. But when your shorts from last summer start riding up your crotch, no matter what size you are it just ain't cool. These pants I fit into lat month fit almost like leggings when I put them on the other day, and finally to confirm my suspicions, the sales girl that measured me yesterday gave me the news, I have grown a full cup size. My husband was pleased, but me not so much. I weighed myself and sure enough, I've gained over 5 pounds in the last few weeks, making my total weight gain almost 20 pounds in the last year (at 5'10" I can hide my weight gain fairly well, but it's there). Maybe I'm pregnant? KIDDING!
I'm pressing on and trying to not let it get me down because of course I know there are much more important things in life to worry about, but it's just a bit of a bummer after working hard for the last few weeks. I'm hoping the recent weight gain is just a combo of some muscle and water weight from no longer drinking so much caffeine, which is a diuretic. Either way I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing regardless of what I weigh because it FEELS GOOD to get my sweat on! Has anyone else ever experienced this type of set back when starting up a workout routine?
Oh and the healthier family part I mentioned up top? We're red meat free for almost 2 weeks now! I was telling Miranda that we all love red meat in this house and would probably keep it in our diet if the grass fed variety was cheaper, but I just can't stomach spending at least $10/pound for organic beef. We really don't love it that much ;) The kids and Art could really care less, but I'm sure he'll be ordering beef now every time we go out to dinner. And even our sweet dog Maddie got a health check yesterday. At 10 years old she passed with flying colors.
so gross but couldn't resist; Syd and Maddie have always had a close relationship, sharing everything :)
have a great weekend everyone!