Anyhoodle…Aaron and I are committed this time. Fo’ reals. I’m tired of yo-yoing and as he says, he’s tired of being fat. We have both given up soda, he’s given up McDonald’s (almost) and we have started working out with my true and faithful trainer/nutritionist friend, Joanna. She is weighing and measuring us monthly and doing a training session with us. We will then take what she gives us and do that twice a week for a month until we see her again. On the in between days we are to get in at least two days of cardio.
Our first session was brutal. Really. Brutal. I haven’t been going hard at the gym at all for months because I just haven’t felt well. I was amazed at how much my strength and endurance has suffered. I know it’ll come back but it is depressing to see how deconditioned I’ve gotten.
We had our first official weigh in last week. I started the year at 211 and last week I weighed in at 207. (That hurts to write consdering a year ago I was holding steady at around 185.) Total Loss: 4 pounds
Aaron started the year at 274.2 and weighed in at 272.2 last week. Total Loss: 2 pounds
Combined Loss: 6 pounds
Our goal for the next month is to do a tabata workout twice a week and cardio twice a week. Most of the time we will be doing the tabata workouts together. We went on Monday night and both had improvement from last week!
The hardest part for me will be getting in my cardio. I’m struggling with time issues–homeschooling, teaching yearbook, church, and kid activities were filling up my schedule and then to top it all off…I was chosen to serve on our county’s grand jury twice a month for the next YEAR. I’m going to have to sit down and do some serious time management this week to get myself back on track!
Here’s to a great healthy week! Here is one last piece of advice for the week: