My husband got me a gym membership last week, it is pretty awesome. We have to drive 30 minutes (he’s getting an amazing deal from his work), so that will probably limit my use quite a bit, but I’m hoping to go 2-3 times a week. The first time I went, they gave me a tour and I spent my time doing weight machines and a little bit of elliptical and stair stepping. I was so incredibly sore. I could feel my ribs, who knew we even had muscles on our ribs? We went as a family after church yesterday and the kids went swimming in the pool while my husband and I took turns working out. Too bad the pool closes in a few weeks for fall. I’m planning on testing their indoor tennis court rules by bringing my kids there in the winter and letting them “pretend” to hit balls and run around. Maybe I’m giving them too little credit and they’ll be able to play tennis better than me? They also have a daycare I will probably use and they’ll even take my 7-almost-8 year old. I’m excited about it. Hopefully, I can grow back some of the muscles I lost from the pregnancies.
-no eating after 8!
-exercise 5x per week and keep track of it on the calendar
-keep a food journal