Thursday, April 4, 2013

Life Lessons

Don't take yourself too seriously.
My Wellness Tracks class wrapped up last Wednesday; I had my reassessment on Friday, and I started a new boot camp class on Saturday.  Last time I finished my first level Wellness Tracks class, I did really well on the reassessment, kept working out for a few months, then totally fell off the wagon.  I'm trying to keep involved in my health, and keep changing my exercise to keep it interesting.  When it comes to working out, I get bored easily.  I thought about trying to just do Nike Training Club workouts three times a week, but I know myself, and if those are anything but make ups for missed gym workouts, I won't keep at them.  So I'm trying to hit up these boot camp workouts three times a week, and for weeks like this one, make up for missed sessions by doing NTC at home.  So far, so good.  I know I push myself a lot harder in classes- I don't know if it's because there are other people there, but I get a better workout when I'm not alone.

And if you're wondering, my reassessment went really well.  A few stats:

My max plank time went from 2:35 to 3:20

My max wall sit time went from 2:30 to 3:35

My max pushups went from 37 to 71 (modified knee pushups, not real ones)

I lost 10 lbs since Jan, and 11 inches total over my body. (3 of those came off my waist!)

My resting heart rate and my recovery time also both went down- I don't have the stats in front of me, but I know every beat you save is time added to your life.

It just goes to show that with some effort- both physical and mental- you can make a BIG difference in your health.  I told someone last night at our graduation dinner: I want to lose 20 lbs now and learn how to keep it off, so I don't have 100 lbs to lose in 15 years.  And I really mean that.  I've lost weight before- I know HOW to do that- what I'm learning now is the discipline to keep it off.  I want to maintain this healthy lifestyle- not just so I can look good at my wedding, but so I can live a healthy lifestyle when we have kids- teach them to make the right food and exercise decisions, so I can be active and not sedentary- for so many reasons.

If you have access to any sort of training program through your work place- look into it and take advantage of it.  I know it weren't for COSE, a program like this would have cost me literally thousands of dollars.  So for that, I'm VERY grateful- this program changed my life.

Even with a pretty heavy Easter Sunday, I still managed to lose weight this week- I gained last week and didn't blog about it- even though I knew I should have.  Gaining can be just as useful as losing- it's how we deal with hard situations that make us who we are.  I dealt with an up week last week by eating well and exercising this week and lost that gain, plus some.

Past two weeks: -.4 lbs
Total 2013: -11.2 lbs

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