Monday, March 30, 2009

Two workouts...

...under my belt so far. I worked out yesterday and today, and I'm surprised to admit, I feel good. Both days I started out with the elliptical machine to get me sweating, then onto weight training. I begin with the upper body to give my legs a little break, then core, followed by lower body. I finish with the treadmill to get my heart rate back up before cooling down. Afterward, I feel like I've worked, but not too hard, just enough to challenge me.

I tend to be a two-day ache, meaning I don't get sore the next day. The second day after though, yikes! Luckily, I've gotten back to drinking alot (100 ounces per day at the minimum) of water, and I've heard that can help keep you from being too sore. Alot of people wonder why I drink that much water. Well, a couple of reasons, really: First, I am a kidney stone breeder, and that's not fun. Second, I also got back to DietPower last week, so I'm paying alot of attention to what I eat. Sweet tea has ALOT of sugar in it and I just can't handle the flavor of Splenda. So, water, please!

So, all that being said, I have a feeling tomorrow, after two workouts and dance class tonight, might be a touch ... uh... shall we say senstive? LOL But, I want to still make it to the gym. I took Corwin today and he really enjoyed the childcare. Like Xay, he just loves other kids and the chance to play with them is like candy. I hope to get there a little earlier tomorrow, though, to get my workout in and maybe take the BodyJam class tomorrow evening. BodyJam combines a workout with dance and it sounds fun. What? Me, like a dance-centered class? Huh? Yeah, I know. I gotta admit to being a little nervous about classes because I'm afraid I won't be able to keep up at first. Stupid, huh?

Ok, to sum up: 03/23/09 I started back on DietPower, which is a computer program that tracks your weight, caloric intake, exercise, et cetra in order to help you reach your weight-management goals. 03/29/09 I started my gym membership at Gold's Gym and had my first workout. My goal is just to get back into shape. Since having Corwin (and all that entailed) and my hamstring injury this past December, my stamina is nil, I've gained weight, and I just feel crappy when I look in the mirror. I want to feel like I did before my body made a second human being.

Let's see where I am in six months. :)


Heather Meadows said...

Sounds like you've got a great plan! I'm sure you'll be successful :)

I love Diet Power, but I wanted a solution that I could easily update from any computer and my iPhone, so I've been doing Weight Watchers. The good thing is it's a convenient, effective system. The bad thing is that I have to pay a monthly fee for it! Oh well, you can't win them all.

Donna said...

Good for you, Jeannie! I've been working out and watching my food intake for the past three weeks and am down about 5-6 pounds so far. I have an elliptical machine at home and have been using that and following Weight Watchers. Classes sound like a lot of fun, especially that dance based one, but I just find it really difficult to get ready and get out of the house for a class.