29 May 2008

12 Weeks...

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.

10 comments:

Tonya said...

I'm so proud of you!! Congrats!!!

TomboCheck said...

Congrats! That is a huge achievement, and I'm betting that rock won't give you any trouble now!

Me and D are joining the gym next week, and I am totally psyched about it. :)

Jolene George said...

Oh my gosh! I'm SO proud of you! That is such a great and admireable accomplishment. I'm so happy for you....honest!

capello said...

yay!

i've been wanting to re-join the gym as well, but my children are making the logistics of that difficult.

thatgirldina said...

Oh Peaches, I am sososo proud of you! Congratulations!
xox,
-d.

velvet brick said...

Way to go, girl! You're awesome to have completed such a challenging goal! You SHOULD feel great about all of this! Look at you bloom..like those beautiful yellow roses!! : ))
xoxo
VB

luvmygreenbug said...

...good for you!! I have a gym membership, and haven't seen the inside of that gym for..oh, about a year! I keep telling myself, today is the day, back to the gym..then blow it off another day (or week, or month)..there are yoga classes at my gym, too...you are very inspiring, indeed....

Casey said...

Yay! Good for you!

sulu-design said...

I'm super proud of you, too! And if you can go for 12 weeks, you can make some of these changes a part of your life for good. I started a personal challenge like yours two years ago. It worked, and I haven't stopped since then. And my life is so much better for it. Congratulations, and enjoy the benefits!

She sure is strange! said...

Well HOT DOG!!!! I'm proud of you too, what an accomplishment! I have to say that I loved our short-lived gym experience and hope to someday get back to it(we have 2 in town, a moderately expensive one-where we went, and a very expensive one-that we can't afford). Our gym got flooded back in March and might not ever be open again, it did a lot of structural damage.

Anyway, keep up with the stuff you've been doing, sounds like it works!!

Molly

ps, we are back home finally

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