I love using weights, they make me feel like I am actually doing something with my muscles. I did a bit of weight training in High School with my rugby team and I really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed that I could leg press 200lbs 20 times when the boys in my health class could not. Now that was 7 years ago and I am not all muscle anymore, but I am working on it.
So I have 2lb ankle weights and 5lb free weights. I really like adding weights into my workout because it helps me build on current work outs I have especially for my legs.
Flexibility has a couple of meanings for me. First I need to become more flexible, I am far from a Yoga master. But for me getting my workout times in means being super flexible. I have 2 little kids that I am home with all day (who refuse to nap at the same time) and I work 40 hours a week. My schedule differs from day to day so I don’t have a set workout time, so I have to force myself to fit it in at some point during the day. One thing I have found helpful is doing little workouts throughout the day. If I am brushing my teeth I can do calf lifts or squats, if I am making a meal I can do a few squats while waiting for my water to boil. It doesn’t seem like a lot but it adds up.
I try not to make myself feel bad if I have a bad workout day. I do try to do something every day however, even if it is just a few minutes lifting weights.
So I have been on this journey for 4 weeks now. In the last 2 weeks I have lost another 2lbs (4lbs total) and I lost 10 inches (with a total loss of 29 inches). Again let me remind you how important measurements are. When you only lose 1lb a week it can seem kind of frustrating but when you realize that all your clothes are fitting a lot better or even starting to be too big you realize you are actually making a difference.
So drink some water, lift some weights and don’t put yourself down.Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing.