Moving Forward

So you may remember that for Christmas Joe got me a membership to the YMCA. Well I thought I’d give a little update on my workouts and Jude’s playing.

I particularly love the Y because of the childcare. The workers now know Jude and are always welcoming to him. He absolutely loves the train table, but then again what toddler boy doesn’t. Often I will leave while he’s playing at the train table and return an hour later and he’s still in the same spot. I don’t know if he plays with other kids but he is always excited to go play when I drop him off. Equally he is excited to leave when I pick him up.

I’ve started to get into a routine finally. For the first few weeks I was exploring and trying to find my groove. Well, I think I’ve got it. After checking in and getting all my gear settled in the locker room I head for either the ellipticals or treadmills where I spend at least 30 minutes sweating it up. After a bit of cardio I do some weight machines each time focusing on a different area.

Over the past month I’ve lost 6lbs! Which is nice but I know I could do better. While I have been working out regularly I have in no way altered my eating habits. This is the hardest thing for me to do. I know if I could discipline myself I could probably lose twice as much. (eating half a bag of Oreos in one day most certainly does not help.)

So I now have a goal. In June I will be attempting to RUN my first 5K. I think this affords me plenty of time to train especially since I’ve never claimed to be a runner. (except for that time in 3rd grade when I ran a 7min mile) I’m hoping to work in small increments and work my way up to 3.1 miles. So far I can only do .5 miles before I feel like I’m going to die. And in the meantime I hope to gain control of my stress eating and chanel it into stress running.


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