Back to the Gym…Again…

21 04 2011

UUUHGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!  You know why I wish I hadn’t stopped going to the gym?  Because it’s so flipping hard to start back up!!!  That is why I am sitting here typing this post 30 pounds heavier than I was in February.

Now before I start being too hard on myself, I did quit smoking and that is a large part of why the weight came back on so fast, but that really isn’t any excuse for me to not have been going to the gym for the last several months.

So I have to get my behind in gear now and get a plan going.  Now that I am working 12 hour shifts, two things are going to change.  The first is that I will NOT be working out on days that I work.  I will be walking the stairs again on a regular (yesterday, I did over 150 steps!) instead when I work.  The second, is that I will have a lot more time to go to the gym when I am not working because my days off are now in three to nine day stretches at a time!

I would like to say that I will be going to the gym everyday that I don’t work, but to be honest, I know that I won’t do that because on a day like today, my body already hurts from doing the stairs and 24 hours working in a 48 hour period.  So maybe I will take a day off after my work stretches and then get to the gym.

Also, I think that I am going to get to add a bit more variety into my workouts.  While I adore my personal trainer, I can’t expect that he be around for every calorie I burn, but at the same time, I love having company when I work out.   Therefore, I am going to pick up a ten class card for Core Power Yoga.  There are two very near where I live and I have co-workers who are more than willing to go with me.  I expect that it is going to be so challenging and that my co-workers are going to give me a lot of crap.  I also suspect that it is going to be a blast!

Another thing I am looking forward to is being a non-smoker while working out.  I have to admit that last year while I was always proud of myself for the strides that I made, I always felt like I was setting myself back by smoking.  That was why I would never take my cigarettes in my purse with my when I went to work out.  Now there are no more setbacks and I don’t have to feel all kind of ways because I came home from the gym and had a cigarette!

Wow just typing this post is actually getting me excited.  Like I said, my legs are killing me from all those steps yesterday, but I think I’ll go for a walk today.  Maybe I’ll even post some pics from the neighborhood….





Get In Shape With Online Fitness Tools

16 01 2011

I have a suspicion that this semester’s advanced calculus class has done me in!  I can’t afford to diva up again.  I have to get and stay motivated when it comes to this workout thing.   One thing that I don’t do that I probably should do is track my progress.  I don’t have measurements, I don’t have a scale of pounds lost per week, I don’t have a lot of things that I probably should, but it’s just so much to keep up with!  I’m really not a paperwork person. Read the rest of this entry »





My Top Accomplishments for 2010

2 01 2011

In an effort to participate in the Post-a-Day 2011 campaign, sometimes I’ll post based on the topics that they suggest. This is one of them.  What are the most important things that I have accomplished in 2010?  I’ll address this topic based on the main topics of my blog. Read the rest of this entry »





Back to the Gym!!!!

28 12 2010

a way to a healthy lifeThe best advice that I could give to anyone who has stopped going to the gym for any period of time for any reason is this…GO BACK!!!!! I can’t stress this enough as my very own experience reveals.  I went back to the gym with my trainer for the first time tonight after two months. (Woo hoo his calculus class is OVA!)  As always when I go to the gym, I learn something about myself. Read the rest of this entry »