June 21, 2010

Workout Update


180 lbs. Still up from 2 weeks ago. Grr...

It's been a while since I have talked about my workout progress. I have done a lot of prompting and persuading, but the question is--what have I actually been doing in this department?

Well, I told you all about my 5K this past weekend. You know, the one where I won a bronze medal. Yeah, that one.


This is my awesome shirt from the 5K. "NO Speed Limit" Awesome...

So, yes I have been running. I have kind of slacked off a bit though. I am not sure why. Maybe because it just turned into hell here in Texas overnight and I don't really feel like bursting into a ball of flames as I trot down the road. And it's hard for me to run long distances on the treadmill. So booooring. Anybody want some cheese to go with my whine?

I know, I know. Get over it.


I have a new found enjoyment of wearing a hat during my workouts.

I guess the only other really good news in the physical activity department is that I joined a new, bigger, better :) gym. I did it for 3 reasons:
  1. I need a place for my kids to go and this one has childcare. My youngest doesn't like it, screams most of the time, but I figure it's only 1 or 2 hours and she will thank me for it in the long run. You know--since I will still be around and not dead from a heart attack.
  2. I need classes. I need the variety and accountability of being in a group setting. There are so many classes I am planning to try including yoga, core and sculpt, Pilates, power spin, Zumba, and the one I am really getting excited about is WATER Zumba. So far I have only been to water aerobics and it was great. I felt so refreshed after that, the whirlpool, and then sauna. It was like a trip to the spa! I slept like a baby that night.
  3. I need the pool and my other gym did not have one. I love to swim and look forward to doing that all fall and winter.

So far, so good at the new gym. I think it is going to be a great investment of time, money and energy.

It was also a really neat experience touring and then joining the place. I felt so confident. The trainer helping me asked if all the machines intimidated me. "Nah," I said. Then he was asking me about my goals and so forth. When I told him I had lost 50 pounds and had 50 to go he looked shocked and asked me what I weighed right now. When I told him I weighed 178 he told me that I carried it well. That was nice to hear from a physical trainer.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to getting settled into the new gym and my new strength training plan. The core is my main focus right now. All the appendages are looking good so now it's time to attack the mid-section. With a vengeance.


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12 comments:

Googie said...

Way to go girl!! You look great!! Love the May 2010 photo on your sidebar!! We can do this running thing together!!

Maria said...

I can't wait to hear about your Zumba experience!! Wish we could take a class together, it's such a party! You are doing great, hang in there. I am in another "stall" with the loss...was so hoping to be in the Onederlands for my physical this Friday. Somehow I can't get the scale to budge 2 lbs. ugh. Anywho, looking forward to the post on Water Zumba, too! ~Maria

Angela said...

you look great, keelie! (and i totally agree with that personal trainer!) definitely try Pilates, when i used to do it (back in the day...) my core never looked better. Zumba is hard (!) but that might be just me. running has trained me to not move my spine/hips from side-to-side. (damn runners.) i agree: a treadmill can get boring after 5kms. have you tried intervals? totally worth it, my running has improved ten-fold.

Anna said...

Wow, your 'mid-section' is slimming down light-fast! :O
I'd love to try a class too this summer, but I still don't know - I'm so clumsy! :/

Mom to the Fourth Power said...

I admire you tenacity to work out and kick butt with trying new things. :)

~Margene

Melissa said...

I am the same way, i was walking the LSU lakes but then joined the gym b/c it was just too dang hot (in Louisiana)!! I like the gym but have only been trucking it on the boring treadmill so far! I'm busy with a theatre schedule but come mid-July i'll be done w/ the show & can try some of those classes. Can't wait!

Chris in FL--Joyful Mother said...

Oh yeah....my mid-section needs LOTS of work, especially after birthing eight children. boy oh boy!! Lost 5 pounds this week. yay!! But I know I overate this weekend being my son's 16th birthday and father's day. So I need to add a few more extra days working out. I don't go to a gym just do the aerobic videos at home. They really do work.

Jess said...

You just get better and better looking every time I see you! hey, I didn't know you live in Texas. Where in Texas do you live?

Liza said...

Enjoy the new gym, sounds like a great place for you!

Keelie said...

Jess--I live in Gunter about an hour north of Dallas

Kristi said...

What gym did you join?

Annabel @ www.FeedMeImCranky.com said...

Hey, just found your blog! you look amazing and have done a wonderful job working your butt off! Keep us posted on if you try any of those classes at your gym and if you like them!