You know, this summer I did participate in Debbi’s Slimmer this Summer challenge and I did get some exercising done but you’d never know that with the first day back at the gym. I did get on the elliptical and went 15 minutes from level 1-15 and worked up a sweat and worked hard but when I left the gym in May I was able to go for 30 minutes, but 15 was my max. For the treadmill I figured a strong, fast mile at a level 5 incline would be easy….nope, not. I’ve been walking this summer but not pushing myself to hard…it’s hot and I’m a baby and …. well I lost there too. I did a 15 minute mile. I did my normal on the abs machine and that went well and the same with the back machine, neither of those too changed. I think I can thank doing the planks all summer long for that. But here’s the kicker and I am very disappointed in myself, my vertical sit-ups, I was able to do a strong 30 when I left but last night I did 9. 9 that sucks!!! Well I guess what I’m going to be doing until next May, working my butt off and stomach off and bat wings and back fat and toning everything. Oh how could I do that in just three months? How could taking 3 months off change me so much. Now I could say for an excuse I had super long hours, daycare from 7 am on Wednesday until 7 pm on Thursday, no time off, little sleep but still a person can’t slip that much unless they let themselves go. No wonder I gained back to many pounds of fat.
Well I will just have to work hard to get back to where I was and then work harder to get better then where I was. It’s possible because even though I didn’t do great last night, I enjoyed myself. I was back where I love being, where I love going to make myself a better fit, healthy person. Tonight I’ll go back and work on my arms, legs, back and tummy. I’ll give my legs the day off to recoup from yesterday (unless I just go a bit easier because come Saturday and Sunday I won’t be working out…..we’re going camping).
Yesterday was a great eating day. Calories were 664 and I burned 412 at the gym so stepping on the scale next week (as long as I keep this up) should show an improvement. Today’s a new day, waters going in, breakfast is done. I am canning this morning and then this afternoon taking the kids to the park and also going to storage to pick up all the camping gear. It’ll be a great TGIF!!!
Take care my friends and enjoy your Labor day weekend. I will be back next week with sharing our camping, my life style changes and more. Have a blessed and awesome weekend.