Also, I finally, finally went back to the gym. My membership was kept up and never expired, so all I had to do was show up. That's half the battle, right?
I started going to this gym in 2009. My husband gave me 30 days of personal training for my birthday that year. I bought more after that, and lost 20 pounds. I was in great shape too, with definition and everything.
Lots of things happened after two years of working out. I hurt my tendon, had to do physical therapy. My mom was sick. And I got lazy. I came to believe I hated the gym, hated working out, hated sweating.
So I stopped. Not sure when exactly. Maybe late 2012, Maybe 2013. I know I haven't been in a year, at least. And I've gained almost all the weight back.
So today, I went back. I bought this book. It has a bunch of six week workouts, targeting core, lower body, and upper body. I will do them five days a week, do only cardio one day, and take one day off. I made a notebook to bring with me and record reps and weight. After I finish the first six weeks, I move into the next, and then the third. It's like having a personal trainer. Sort of.
I had read another book that said one should pretend working out is their second, part time job. Set a time everyday and simply show up. Like you would at a job. Even if you didn't feel like it, because we have to go to work even if we don't want to. That works for me.
So I've changed up my routine a little bit. I will be going every morning now. No choice. It's my new job. I'm going to get back in shape, lose the weight, and improve my muscle tone.
I bet I'll be a lot happier too.