Well, since I have all this free time right now; I might as well join some fitness classes and lose some weight. So, congratulations. You can follow my journey here!
I am really motivated by friends and, since I have none who will join these classes and/or workout with me, this is going to be a very hard thing for me to start and stay with.
So, I did the next best thing: I bought cute workout clothes. Teehee. Don’t tell my husband!!
I bought some tight workout pants because one of the classes that I’m planning to take is a cycling class and I don’t want to wear shorts that might ride up or loose-leg sweatpants. I got them from Fabletics by Kate Hudson. They have some really cute stuff. Unfortunately, sometimes they sell out of my size. 🙁 I also got some cute stuff from Shopko. I really like some of the styles of shorts and tanks at Shopko. I got one tank and a pair of shorts with spandex leggings on the inside. I am hoping this will reduce ride up and chafing on account of my fat legs. By summer this shouldn’t be an issue, right?!
I am going to start tomorrow, Monday, March 20. I’ll be joining two fitness classes at our local YMCA. One is Monday, Wednesday and Friday and the other is Tuesday and Thursday. So, yes, I will be going to the gym 5 days a week. The classes are at 4:45 and 5:15 respectively. I didn’t choose morning classes because….well, duh. Morning. Nope.
WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?!
So, the first class is “Indoor Cycling”. The brochure says:
“Low impact option when you want a high intensity workout. Great for all ages and skill levels. Set to rocking music, you are sure to break a sweat. Great way to increase lower body strength and cardiovascular endurance.”
Yeah, bicycle that doesn’t move. How hard could it be. Right?
The second class is called “Triple Threat”. I’m scared already. The brochure says:
“This 3 day series of workouts is 30 minutes of non-stop action! Each day features a different focus.
- Day 1 is strength;
- Day 2 is cardio;
- Day 3 is yoga!”
Ok, two hard days and then yoga. Yoga looks like it’s relaxing. There’s like a mat that you put on the floor so you can lay on it. I think I’ll like yoga. Right?
My goal is a bikini. Seriously. Like, no amount of pounds…just bikini. And I don’t want to just wear one because I can. I want to look good in it! I want to be proud of it!!
So, I hope you will all be rooting for me. This is going to be interesting.
I will also be changing my diet slightly. Believe it or not; one of my biggest problems is I don’t always remember to eat. Especially now that I’m not working, sometimes I will forget to eat until 7 pm or later. I also have some stomach issues, so a lot of times, food refluxes. Ew. So, sometimes I don’t eat because feeling hungry isn’t as bad as feeling “refluxy”.
I will start by eating a piece of fruit and possibly either eggs or oatmeal in the morning. I will eat lean turkey or chicken, cheese, nuts, salad and vegetables (not all at the same time) for lunch. For dinner, I will eat mostly pork or chicken, vegetables steamed or sautéed in olive oil, and baked or steamed potatoes (or none). I will still be eating pasta sometimes. I will eat toast with butter with my eggs. I will drink mostly water, but occasionally milk.
I don’t usually drink alcohol, so I’m not giving anything up there. I gave up soda in December and (thankfully) haven’t picked the habit back up again. I did have the rare Pepsi today when I had lunch with a friend and I thought, “I don’t even want this.” Lol.
I also have never been a smoker. In fact, generally speaking, I’m probably pretty healthy. Just out of shape. (Round is a shape….) I’m really excited to see results. But I’m really a little scared at feeling sore!!
I will look forward to reporting back to you! Wish me luck!