Oy! And I meant to post so often! blahblahblah …
Enough with the kvetching already … on to the update.
So far pretty good with maintaining regularity – in the sense that we are mostly keeping to the schedule of getting to the club 3-4 days per week. I originally started with a ton of classes, yoga, pilates etc. but my schedule got so crazy that I started missing classes and I was getting pouty so hopefully in a few weeks when life slows down again I’ll start making it back to the pilates class.
I have added swimming in, and WOW that is an awesome workout. Most all of you probably don’t know that in my wee years I swam competitively (not saying I was Olympics bound or anything, but I trained and competed and didn’t completely suck.) So getting back in the pool was a bit humbling in how far my stamina had fallen (duh!) but also fairly rewarding in how fast it is improving.
Last reported I was kind of liking the treadmill – well, my body disagreed, and until i figure out why i am getting hip pain, the swimming gets me a nice cardio workout with much less hip pain and the bonus of a certain amount of muscley workout as well.
Bonus and mini-goal achieved – hurt much less after workouts, less tired after work outs and a check-in on the treadmill Monday showed me that what used to send my heart-rate soaring is now a nice warm up.
For those folks who ask – how is your diet going – I would like to reiterate I am NOT ON A DIET and am trying VERY HARD to not gauge progress by a number on the scale.
A bit more thinky stuff:
I have been doing a lot of reading at Stumptuous.com, and Noël Figart who both have some very interesting things going on at their blogs; and I have been doing a bit of thinking on goals, long term hoped for results, what I’d like to see when I look in the mirror and how I’d like my body to function. I also did a bit of “hmmm, and what are my genetics like” thinking.
My parents are both VERY fit. They are both differently fit. My Mother is super tiny, she exercises a lot, frequently something that is aerobic/cario and a little fadish, and she is super duper careful about what she eats. My Dad has the bonus of being super tall, and while he used to be a marathon runner he now focuses a lot on weight lifting and while he pays attention to what he eats, it is in a completely different way (and i have to admit seems like it has more yummy). The thing is, as my parents get older my Mother’s tinyness isn’t doing her a lot of favors, she is losing strength and having some issues that might have had less impact if she had a little more muscle supporting her.
Upshot is … With my parents examples’ in mind, armed with some knowledge from the intertubes, and hopefully with the help of the personal trainer I am seeing for the next two weeks, I hope to start weight training next week.