Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Fitness Update

We're almost halfway through the year now, and I thought it was time for a little fitness update.

Adam and I started the year feeling relieved that grad school was over, but we were also feeling the effects of not being as healthy while we were working full-time and going to school.

I would say we've made some pretty good strides at improving, but that we also have more room to improve.

For me personally, I don't have any issue with the number on the scale. My biggest thing is that I feel flabby. I had been feeling like I couldn't tell a difference, but thank goodness I had taken some photos back at the end of the year so I could check my progress. The reality is that I have trimmed up a good bit!

However, my middle is still flabbier than I desire, and I know I can trim it up. I don't need abs, and I don't even mind being a little soft there. But I would like a little less roll around there. It would've been nice to see more progress before pool season, but progress is progress. I also still have a few months before our trip to Aruba to work more on trimming up.

I'm also not as toned all over as I'd like. My legs continue to be my strength, and I'm trying to focus on getting my arms in line with them.

Adam decided he wanted to be able to do more strength training again, so he joined Planet Fitness. He got a membership that allows him to bring a guest any time, so I am tagging along about once a week so that I can also do some weights. It's felt really good to add this to our routine.

We still run in our very hilly neighborhood, which I know is great for us. I also know this is going to be tougher with the temperature rising.

Additionally, I purchased the Beachbody On Demand program. I have been loving having the variety of videos to use, too!

I think we're doing a good job of having a nice mix of workouts and being more diligent about working out more each week. We're also trying to make healthier food decisions.

I feel frustrated sometimes that I haven't seen more progress, but I have to remind myself that it's a journey and that we just have to stay focused.

I'm looking forward to staying disciplined and seeing what my results are like in another few months!

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