So now that I am not working out with a personal trainer- I have been missing the "burn" I feel after a really tough strength training workout... I want to keep these pretty definition lines in my arm... want my butt to FINALLY maybe actually develop! LOL (seriously- talk about "white girl butt syndrome"!!!)
So I joined a Boot Camp class today at the gym. Joanna is the trainer who runs the class... it is 6am- 3 days a week- Mon, Weds & Fri... Here is what Joanna told me about the class (and I STILL attended today! LOL)
Boot Camp..... the kick in the butt you are looking for!
We currently have 13 TEAM members, and we need MORE!
Mon-Wed-Fri 6 a.m.
A different workout EVERY class - Monday/Friday in the gym for endurance training (cardio and strength) Wednesdays we are in the downstairs are for strength training with a variety of equipment.
It is HARD, focused, FUN. Push yourself as much as you can, but listen to your body. You are capable of doing more than you think...
HARD, FOCUSED for sure... and actually it was fun... I am sooo going to be sore tomorrow!! LOL So here is what my workout schedule looks like now... 6 months in...
Mon- Boot Camp 6am, Aqua Water Aerobics- 6pm
Tuesday- Running on the treadmill (min 4 Miles)
Weds- Boot Camp 6am, Aqua Water Aerobics- 6pm
Thursday- Running on the treadmill (min 4 Miles)
Friday- Boot Camp 6am, Running on the treadmill (min 4 Miles)
Saturday- Day off
Sunday- Walk 5 miles
I still want to loose another 40 lbs... almost exactly... so this whole workout thing is more important than ever- the last set of pounds is always the hardest- even if it is assisted by weight loss surgery! Not to mention that I love working out now. That I really never thought would happen... but it did! I miss it days that I do not get to go to the gym or run or anything. Who knew?
I really believe that the exercise and the working out have made all the difference in my success with the surgey. So many people tell me that they "know someone" who had the surgery- who doesn't look "so good", is skinny but looks "baggy", whose skin is grey and not healthy colored... I am a firm believer that the working out portion of this journey is both the most important and the one most commonly ignored. You do not need to be a gym rat or "fitness freak"- but you DO need to MOVE! (you also need to follow all the other directions from the surgeon and program- supplements, protein intake etc.... but that is another topic!)
So anyway- that is MY workout schedule and how I am continuing to progress in my journey... I encourage you to at the very bare minimum... MOVE!!! :)