Last Friday, Josh and I joined the gym. It feels good and just a bit scary to say that. We joined the YMCA last year but failed miserably with it, mostly because the Y is only open during the day and our hours did match with that for fitness. Our new gym is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We didn't waste time getting started. Saturday night was our first workout and I chose to take it easy. I have a year to workout and I don't want to strain any muscles, after all I am a busy Momma and Momma's don't get days off. Sunday, I felt a little muscle soreness but not too bad so I'm overall satisfied with easing into the workouts.
I must admit that I did overdo it on the ab machine and I'm seriously paying for that. After 4 c-sections, the muscles in that region are pretty damaged. I need to ease in slowly to their repair and I'm not rushing at all. I feel like any little bit to reach that goal of a flatter stomach is good.
So slow and steady wins the race. I aim to lose about 30 lbs. I currently weigh 151lbs and am 5'5 in height so I have room to lose. My first goal is to gain fitness to strengthen my muscles and my next goal will be to make it to a number in the 120's weight wise. Little steps will get me there.
Josh is also working on his abs, arms and legs. Overall fitness is most important to us both. He needs to strengthen his weak leg while working on his other areas, while I need to strengthen and repair my stomach muscles while working on the other areas of my own body. It will be interesting to see how this all turns out.
Wish us luck!!