So last night Scott and I hit up a Body Sculpt class last night and to our surprise it was actually quite fun and it was really nice to be able to workout together. Usually when we go to the gym, I immediately go to the cardio machines and Scott goes to the weight section so we are separated the whole time but this class was great for both of us since he could do the more intense weights and exercises and I could use the lower weights since I'm just starting out on my strength training journey. For the past few months I have been cardio only. I know that strength training is important and I need to do it but honestly, I find it kind of boring and maybe a little intimidating. The weight area at my gym is full of big muscular guys and I wouldn't even know the first thing about using any of the machines! But then I discovered that they have strength training classes at my gym Mon-Friday at 5:00. So my new plan is to go to 2 strength training classes Monday and Wednesday (Body Sculpt and Body Ball) and on Tuesday and Thursday I will do 45 mins of cardio on the machines. On the weekends I usually stay pretty active and since I live about 25 mins from the gym, I usually get my exercise from working around the house, walks, yard work etc. You know the drill. I think this new plan would work out good for me. Any other suggestions ladies??
So I decided to jump on the scale today and face the music. I overindulged on the weekend, I had a little too much ice cream and too much chocolate on top of that. I honestly didn't FEEL like I gained any weight at all so I thought I may as well face the music this morning, get on the scale and see what the evil thing has in store for me. To my utter shock and pleasant surprise....I'm exactly the same as my WI last Friday not an ounce more or less! I couldn't believe my eyes and even got Scott to come in and look at the scale to make sure my eyes hadn't failed me. This morning's run-in with the scale has only given me more motivation to crank it up a notch this week and see a loss on Friday (which I really didn't think was possible before this morning!) I'm hoping for one pound, or even half a pound. I'm back down to my comfort zone now and about 5 lbs from the lowest I've ever been ( I still can't believe I put on almost 10 lbs over the summer!) What was I thinking?!?! Obviously, I wasn't.
On Tap for me tonight:
Gym right after work for 45 mins of cardio
Home to make up some yummy BLTs with my chicken bacon (I didn't get to have them last night as I was craving WW pasta)
Checking out new recipes to try
Happy Tuesday Ladies!