Thursday, March 26, 2009

Somethin's Gotta Give

It's time for a change. I've been working out since last summer and I can feel a lot of changes but I'm itching for more. I want those summertime Sesame Place pics to look better than last year's pics. I want to feel less flab in my gut. I want to be able to enjoy the surprising flexibility that I have that is only hindered by the flab around my gut. I've posted before about loving my belly. And I do. It's where I grew my babies! That will always make my belly special to me. And I know and accept that I will always have a belly. But a bit less of this belly would be absolutely fine! My gym is supposed to start a "lunch hour boot camp" soon. Christy and I participated in one when we first joined the gym and very much saw and enjoyed the results. My endurance is higher now and I know my body and its abilities better. So I'm eager to see what more I can do with this "boot camp." I think I should do a before and after pic this time. Start with a certain outfit and then get a pic in the same outfit after the 8 weeks to see how things have changed. Maybe even take measurements this time around? I don't want to get caught up in numbers or appearance. This has always been about ability, energy, endurance. And it still is. It's about pushing myself and doing more, doing better. Having more energy for my kids, my husband, our schedules. So I guess this is yet another new(ish) venture that I will be sharing with my little corner of the blogosphere. Stay tuned!

5 comments:

Lynette3boys said...

Good for you to kick it up a notch and that class sounds like fun.

Isabella said...

I don't want to get caught up in numbers or appearance. This has always been about ability, energy, endurance. And it still is. It's about pushing myself and doing more, doing better. Having more energy for my kids, my husband, our schedules.

Good luck! I think with this kind of motivation, it'll be easier to stick to it!
(I'm hoping to do something similar this spring)

Jim and Garret said...

We'll look forward to reading about your workout journeys.

Garret

Mary Ellen said...

Boy, I wish I had your motivation! Maybe you can be my inspiration. I'm all in awe.

Alix said...

Standing ovation!!!

The fact that you go to the gym period is fantastic. A few tricks for tummy reduction: 1) hold the carbs for a few weeks. You won't miss them and that will jumpstart your metabolism, 2) Long walks! Fat burning really kicks in when you go for extended periods of time.