These are my new tennies. I got them about a week and a half ago. I've been wanting to get back into shape again.
I had every intention of getting started last week over Spring Break, but
my kids didn't cooperate I was too lazy. So I am getting started this week! I've pretty much always been one to workout. I used to love walking. You know power walking, going as fast as I could, almost a jog. Then for a couple of years I got into running. My knees can't really handle that and the beating of my feet on the ground had me chanting "why am I doing this, why am I doing this". So, I stopped. Then right after I got married, I took some training and started teaching Pilates on a reformer in a gym. I taught for almost a year and then gave birth to my first daughter. I never went back.
When my baby was about 18 months old, I decided to shape it up and lose a few pounds. I found Fit tv on my cable and discovered Sharon Mann. I enjoyed her so much that I did two of her workouts a day. One cardio and one toning. She wasn't annoying and I saw results. I kept it up until I got pregnant with my second child. It's hard to get motivated to exercise when you are puking all the time. So I fell out of the habit yet again. After having a C section with my little
twirp angel, I was chomping at the bit 6 weeks later to get back into shape, and back into my old clothes. I worked my patootie off and about 5 months later I was back at my fighting weight. I was probably in the best shape ever.
Then, that summer, I got a bad cough. My back was bothering me and I just was not up to working out. I stopped working out. Completely. Since then (that was in 2007) I have been able to maintain my weight, give or take about 3 lbs, but I have not been able to stay on the fitness train. I can tell the difference though. I feel flabby! It's been on again, off again for the past 2 1/2 years. I was doing well last fall when I ordered Slim in 6. I stuck to it for about 4 1/2
weeks. Then my back started bothering me again. I think I sometimes have an issue with my hips being out of alignment, but I haven't gone to the Dr for it.
So this morning, I had to get my husband up early for work. (5 am) Once his lunch was made and he was gone, I decided there was no time like the present. So I got my new tennies on and worked out. It really is a good workout. I did see results after 4 weeks last time. A couple of weeks ago I did one day and overdid it a little and could barely walk to next day. So, today I took it easy a little and will get more ambitious each day. I will be 40 in June and I am wanting to rock this bikini I bought 2 years ago and have really not worn.
find it here
So I am hoping that I can keep it up and maybe I will check in from time to time and let you know if I can move around freely. Ha! Sometimes for me, being accountable and having to report in keeps me on track. If anyone wants to join along, maybe we can have a little group to keep us on track!