As always in the New Year, I set goals for myself that I wanted to accomplish. Just like every year, fitness goals were a big part of that. I’m happy to say that as we enter October, I have been completing those goals! I think this is the first year that I’ve stayed this committed. I completed Cassey Ho’s 100AbChallenge, I just completed another 30 day challenge, and now I’m doing various gym routines with a new app I found that gives me workouts to do, called Strong. I’ve upped my workouts from 2 nights a week plus the occasional weekend day to at least 4-5 days a week.
I’m sad to say my injuries have prevented me from going to Zumba. I have plantar fasciitis in my left heel, which has caused me to put more pressure on my right side, where I ended up with a knee injury. The upside is that because I could no longer do my routine, I had to think of something different. Match gave me some workouts to do at first, and then when a friend told me about the Strong app, I found myself excited to go to the gym. I miss dancing, but I’m seeing more results from doing weight lifting and cardio.
At first I was worried about spending that hour a day at the gym, and how that might affect Piglet. Luckily Match’s schedule has been better and when I’m at the gym, he’s home with Piglet. On the few nights where Match is working out or has class, Piglet tags along and goes to the gym daycare. I’ve kept it his choice on whether or not he wants to go, but I’m happy to say he loves it there. I’m also happy to say that working out makes me a better mom. That endorphin boost makes me more amped to play with my boy, and happier in general.
I’m proud to say that I’ve reached my first milestone goal weight. I am just 5 pounds away from my long term goal weight, which is the weight that’s been on my driver’s license for the last ten years. Even if I don’t lose those last 5 pounds, it’s not about the weight on the scale. My clothes fit better, I’m stronger than I’ve ever been, and I have more confidence.
How about you, readers? Do you workout? Have you found something that motivates you to hit the gym, or train at home?