I've been keeping a little secret from you my bloggy friend. A superspecial project that I've been working on now for 12 weeks.
Remember that hike I took way back in the middle of February? The one that made me all sore for a while? That rock that was my nemesis...the one that I struggled to climb up?
Well, after the soreness wore off, it got me to thinking. That and a series of events that eventually led me to go to a yoga class at the YMCA here in town with Chrystal.
And, I felt good after going to that class...Really good...thekind of good that lasted well into the time (um 2 days later) that I decided that maybe it was time to step it up (so to speak) and officially join the gym.
Yes. The gym.
I thought it would be nice to go to yoga and lift weights...this turned into me joining the program they have called The First Step, wherein I stated the goals I have for myself...was assigned a personal trainer to check in week to week (with 2 sit down visits and chats) was reintroduced to the weight room, weighed and had my body fat measured (It wasn't as bad as I expected...but, I'm waiting for the final results to share with you...) and committed to working out 3 days a week for 12 weeks.
Last night I graduated. I made it. 12 weeks 3 times a week lifting weights and doing cardio...and I also attended yoga 3 times a week as well, and found another class that I am going to try to commit to going to as well. I worked around the lung and nasal infection and the food poisoning during this 12 week program (and it was really hard not to share this part of my life on the blog because of all the funniness...but, I wanted to make sure that I could do this 12 weeks myself) Last night I got both a certificate and a t-shirt (which is always exciting right?) But most of all, the best gifts I notice are more energy and more muscle, my time went up on the cross training machine as my heart rate eased lower (it was high at first and worried everyone) I have more muscle definition...I am encouraged, which makes me want to work ouy even more. I am excited...
But, most of all, I am really proud of myself.