I haven’t written about my exercise and weight in a while. And part of it is because I haven’t been doing anything with it. Which isn’t entirely true.
I am still exercising. I am exercising in a great way. I have water aerobics twice a week and I have taken to going in 15-30 minutes early to swim laps. And by swim laps, I mean that I get a kickboard and kick for a while. It’s been really great. Next week is my last week and it makes me a little sad because I really do enjoy it.
Twice a week I do a fitness bootcamp. This is something that I’d like to keep doing, but I’m not sure that I can because I don’t really have the money for it. You see, I am dead broke. I have no summer job (and don’t know if I’m taking the one that I interviewed for as it wouldn’t even pay my bills for the summer). And, therefore, I don’t really have the money to extend bootcamp. Especially if it’s going to cost me $200 as opposed to the $20 deal that I got. But I like it. It makes me work things that I normally wouldn’t.
Because of these two things – and frequently being out of town – I haven’t been using my elliptical as much. So, once water aerobics is over, it’ll be nice to start that back up again.
I also want to start running again. I just want to start out slow – maybe even tonight. Because of my cross country background, I don’t do too well with running/walking intervals. So I need to start slow with time and distance and build. I know I can. Maybe by the end of the summer, I can be up to 5 or 6 miles. Then, I might think about starting to train for a race – a half marathon maybe? We’ll see.
I haven’t been eating horribly. But I haven’t been eating great.
Because of this, my weight has gotten stuck. I haven’t really gained or lost in quite a while. And I am happy with the fact that I haven’t gained anything. But I have more that I want to lose. So, I need to start working at my eating plan again to be optimizing my intake and making sure it meets with my goals.
But, it’s still amazing to me when I put on shorts from last summer and they are huge. Or the fact that I went down two sizes at Old Navy since last summer. It proves to me that even if I don’t think that I really made a difference, I have.
And I can continue to do so if I will just focus.
The only other thing I really want to start doing again is my yoga. I sort of stopped, but I miss it and I want to start again because I can feel my flexibility waning again. And I want to increase it more, not lose it.
So, that’s my update. Nothing too great. But definitely nothing bad either.
Any advice for me to kickstart things again?