Great start. Fantastic week. Feel so very very good already. Monday night, beach volleyball. Wednesday night, indoor volleyball tryout where I illustrated to myself (a highly critical judge) that I’m not that far off where I used to be and just have to drop a few pounds, work on my vertical, and get some practice in to become the player I used to be. Thursday was another swimming night (I really love being back in the pool again) where I squeezed in 94 laps before the swim time ended – we got there a bit late. And then Friday was my first jogging excursion with Kerry, my very excellent teacher and good friend. Jogging is MUCH more pleasant when you start slow in intervals and chat with a friend at the same time. Just saying.
In the move, I don’t know where our tape measure is to gauge the size of my tummy, but visually, it has already undergone a BIG change. I am so very very very very very happy to see a change this early. This stomach is the single most important physical protrusion I need to see eliminated in this effort. If I recall (have to go back a few posts), I started at 47″ around. Will hopefully post the updated measurement soon.
Weight-wise, I am down about 5-7 lbs, depending on my eating, hydration level and time of day. There will be a big celebration when I get back down under 200. Have a ways to go on that one, but you will certainly hear about it when it happens!!!
Hubby has gone out jogging separately too, two times, and feels better when he goes also. On one hand, I love that when I get moving, he tends to follow suit. On the other, I sometimes wish I had a guy that motivates ME to stay really active. But, you know, it’s nice having someone who knows how to chill and is laid back sometimes too. I just need to be a little less easily influenced, and stay on the influencer side of things, right?
In any event, the journey continues to figure out the way to work in mommy fit time. So far, I’m still motivated to head out in the evenings and give up my TV and relaxation time, but I also know I have some obligations to take care of, like I STILL have thank you cards to send out for baby gifts. That’s nuts and so I need to make some time for that. Next week’s schedule: Monday, jogging. Tuesday, swimming. Wednesday, another volleyball team tryout. Thursday, swimming. Friday, jogging. Weekend, one more jog.
That’s a lot of activity, folks. If I can do that, and stick to some good portion control and reasonable food, I should be golden.
How are you feeling these days?