Back in February I said something about updates, and I really did plan on coming back to update but then I just kind of didn’t. I really am a slacker when it comes to blogging.
First update, the beginning of the year lead me to getting seriously committed to changing my lifestyle, I downloaded an app called Pact, its a great app. You make a deal with the app that you are going to work out X number of days for X dollars (you choose) and if you don’t work out it takes 5 bucks, and you don’t get paid at the end of the week. You do work out and make your goals and you do get paid at the end of the week – its not a lot but it adds up. Since January I have logged 89 activities and $19.67 cents. I was only doing a food log pact for 7 days at 10 dollars and the gym for 3 days at 5 dollars, next week I have upped my pact for 1o dollars and 4 days in the gym and 6 days at 1o dollars for tracking, I need one day where I don’t log as I am getting bored. It is great motivation, I have only one break (not intentionally – I will get to that in the minute) and then a couple of “meh” days and I skipped the gym.
The next update is the beginning of the year also changed things for me, you know that unintentional break I took? Well, I rolled my truck on January 11th. I hit some ice, lost control, gained control, lost it again and hit the ditch, and then my truck rolled, I wasn’t hurt but it was enough to take me out of the gym for a week due to being pretty stiff and sore, and then I was without a vehicle for a month well I dealt with insurance and getting a new vehicle. I did go to the gym in that time but I was borrowing a truck from my brother and I was half assing it in the gym because… well because I hate having other peoples vehicles so I would go and do a quick cardio work out and go home.
February came, and I found myself wanting more out of the gym so I signed up with a personal trainer, to get back in the weight room. So far I have only done 6 work outs in total with weights but I am loving it. I am excited to see where things are going to go and what the strength training will do for me, and while my weights are not as heavy as a lot of peoples but it is a start. Most of my workouts include dumbbell work but if I continue to progress I will advance in with barbells and things. I love my trainer she is amazing, has a great sense of humour and gets that I do not want just do cardio.
Weight wise, well I am sitting at about 4 -5 pounds lost but I am seeing changes in my body so I am okay with it – kind of.