My 2016 had a weird, but interesting start, but I am back on track with my fitness goals. One of the reasons that I love my gym is that they give you “bucks” to spend just for being a member. I’ve used them for personal training sessions. I think I will use the remaining bucks for a massage in the coming weeks. My personal trainer recommended her massage therapist to me.
My workouts have been consistent, and I’m starting to see some changes in my weight. I lost 2 pounds this past week. I had to revamp my eating habits since I wasn’t seeing a physical change. I’m eating smaller portions for each meal.
With more than 1 foot of snow hitting the DC Metro area, everything is pretty much shut down. I will have to be creative with my at-home workouts. Most likely, I will do crunches and some push ups. There was a time that I could barely do one push up. My mid-section still needs toning. If I can trim my waistline and burn away my “muffin top”, that will help my health tremendously. I took a hour-long cycling class one morning a couple of weeks ago. I took one a few years ago; this one was a lot harder. Surprisingly, the next day, my muscles weren’t sore.
To recap, I’ll see my doctor in March, so I need to stay focused so he can see the positive changes. My blood pressure readings have been excellent. My reading today was 119/74. For information purposes, a reading below 120/80 is optimal. Always ask your doctor if you are unsure. My cholesterol levels were normal on my last doctor visit in September. The goal is for the pre-diabetes to reverse. In the meantime, I will do my best to stay warm and catch up on my writing and sleep. Maybe even read a good book!