Here we are one week in, to my journey from Fat To Fit. well its just a little over a week really.
So… how’s it going? Well its been tough I knew it would be but making changes is hard when you are so used to doing/eating a certain way. I have had the encouragement from the Mr this week to get back to the gym. The thought of walking in to the gym after well not going for some long was a little bit daunting for me.
We walked there (also good exercise) and once there I git the bullet and spoke to one of the instructors there and told him I hadn’t been for a long time and how much weight I wanted to lose. He was really nice to speak to and happy to help me get started on my journey.
My gym has these key thing that you can put into the machine so you can record your workouts and how well you are doing.
The instructors can even load on workouts for you so you don’t have to do anything other than put the key in the machine, it will change the speed or difficulty of the exercise with out you having to do anything. and when using weight it will tell you which weight to set it on. Which I think is great! With new work outs loaded on to the key I was set to go.
This is my first day back at the gym face
I really wasn’t looking forward to it and was very conscious of others looking at the fat girl working out. Really it wasn’t all that bad, I just put my ear phones in and turned up the volume, Although I would have preferred to be were a hat and sunglasses so no one could see me but hey oh. I really shouldn’t have been worrying about it really as everyone else there seemed to be in their own zone and focusing on themselves and not others.
Did I enjoy my first work out on this journey?
Well I have to say that yes I really enjoyed it. So much so that we planned to go the next day together too….
When I woke up my legs were sore and I hadn’t had the best nights sleep I really didn’t want to go to the gym. I would have much rather had stayed in bed all day.
As you can see from the picture on the left I really wasn’t in the mood for a work out. the picture on the right was after, a very red face and a slight smile.
I felt great after my work out despite not wanting to go. I did a different workout to the one I did the day before, it included weights and cardio. After chatting to the instructor about what kind of work outs you should do to help you lose weight he said that as well as doing cardio you need to do some kind of weight too to help build your muscle. As cardio alone yes burn fat but can’t also burn your muscles as well.
I know it was a great work out because the next day my body was aching but a good aching if you know what I mean.
With the mr back at work and the kids still being off from school I have found that I haven’t been able to get to the gym….
Have I been on the scales this week? No I have avoided them as well there isn’t going to be a change just as yet and I don’t want to be jumping on the scales all the time like I used to do when I was on a diet. Plus the numbers that show up scare me.
My goal for this next week is going to be making time to get to the gym and to look at my diet and portion size.
If you have any tips or advice please tell me I ned all the help that I can get.