English: YMCA logo (international and USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Monday was a holiday, the YMCA was close for celebration purposes
I was a bit upset that I had to take a riser off of my step on Tuesday. Dealing with some congestion that meant it was difficult to breath.
Weight lifting on Wednesday wasn’t anything special. Tried to push myself, but found that my technique was lacking a bit which meant I didn’t work what I was suppose to be working, and didn’t feel it the next day.
I was punching the bags so hard at Thursday’s kick boxing that I got and busted a blister on my knuckle. It was really fun. I picture a possible assailant and knowing that I will be able to defend myself if I ever need to (and protect my babies), is a comforting thought and what keeps me motivated to punch and kick as hard as I can.
Friday‘s hiit focused a LOT on the saddlebag area of the legs and buttocks…again. It was significantly easier than it has been in the past, but I think that the instructor was also taking it pretty easy on me also.
I’m not losing any more weight, and I can’t tell that I’m losing any inches (at least around my waist), so I keep telling myself that it isn’t about those things anyways. My husband says he can tell a difference. I have more energy, and I feel happier most days…I can tell that my depression is becoming more manageable. I think that alone is a perk worth continuing for!
English: Drops of sweat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I am starting off this week a bit sore already. Friday‘s Hiit was a killer, and I still haven’t fully recovered from that. Onward I trudge though, trying to keep in mind that this is good for me! I especially love the hour and a half or so that I get without children…After 3.5 years of being around these children 24/7 it is an interesting break and leave me ready to conquer the rest of the crazy day with them!
Monday Hiit wasn’t too difficult. It worked out most of the tightness that had built up in my muscles over the weekend but didn’t kill me.
Step-2-it on Tuesday left me sweating through my clothes which is a really big deal for me because it takes a lot to make me sweat! Wasn’t a lot of work on my muscles or really my lungs. Just kept me moving which is a plus.
I had my first experience with weight lifting on Wednesday. I used some pretty heavy weights (8-10 lbs depending in which muscle group we were working), and low number of reps which I am definitely not used to. Some of the moves were really hard to do, but there wasn’t the familiar burning sensation. I enjoyed the experience and definitely felt it the next day!
We slept in on Thursday and I was sad to miss kick boxing.
Fridays hiit was sort of low key. Not sure if that means I’m getting used to it, or maybe the instructor kept it simpler.
The perpetual soreness that has been lingering since I started is lessening a little more each day. I don’t think that my flexibility is increasing any but I’m definitely getting stronger!
Starting weight 158 (I ate a lot of heavy carbs over the weekend)
Starting measurement around waist 36
Ending weight 155
Ending measurement around waist 36