Good morning! I am very proud and excited to say I followed through with my 3 month exercise goal! I can’t tell you how much this has changed how I think and feel, and it’s only the beginning.
My goal was to exercise 6 days a week. I run a mile and then do 40mins of weights. I stuck strong to that however had 2 days I just had to take off. I had to listen to my body and mind and know missing 1 day here and there won’t break my stride, I’ll just come back stronger.
One hard part is dealing with pre-menopause. Waking up every hour from night sweats and working out is no fun. Randomly getting periods and bloating/cramping and working out is no fun. One of the days I took off was due to this but I came back the next morning with extra energy to get a good workout in.
I have lost 7lbs and 3” off my waist. Another goal of mine was to be able to do 1 pull up. Just this week I was able to do one and hold for 5 seconds. I was ever so geekishly proud of myself!
I’m now going to make workout plans monthly. Next month is working out 5 days a week. Wednesdays will just be morning yoga now. 6 days a week got to be a little too much the last month for me. Keep upping my weights as needed and instead of running a mile, doing an elliptical machine. I want a sustainable, life long plan.
I’m really excited for next month and really feeling my 50’s are going to be some of my best years!!
Thank you all for reading and encouraging me! I really appreciate it! HUGE shout out to Dwight for being my work out buddy over on his Volly app. It means so much to check in and be accountable for your goals but also check in and know someone will understand needing to take a day off. I appreciate you so much!! 🙌🏻