Six days in a row

To say I jumped back into my gym routine is an understatement.

I’m proud of myself for going six days in a row! I have gone at all different times throughout the week and I have to say early morning and mid afternoon are my favorite.

I’ve done both cardio – running and the elliptical – and various free weights and machine exercises … I feel incredible. With that said, my body is sore, but hey that only reminds me of what I worked out.

Some of the exercises I used to do with mom at our gym in Fort Myers are slowly coming back. I hope more does. Mom always came up with some good sets that pushed us to our limits.

I guess I forgot how nice it was to do more than just cardio. I’ve noticed with lifting weights my cardio has increased.

My stamina is finally improving on the elliptical. Yesterday I reached a new level, surpassed my other workouts on the elliptical, which made me feel incredible. Yep, I’m always setting new goals for myself! 

Today I was at the gym all by myself. It was really nice, I had every piece of workout equipment to myself. I did my cardio and then used some new equipment, which I will have to use again when I workout my back next time.

Now I know when Jason is at work on the weekends I should head to the gym. I must be the only crazy one who works out on Saturday and Sunday.

The gym has definitely helped me this week. I’m really glad it’s a part of my life again. It’s an outlet I really needed, one I really enjoy.

Although I miss meeting mom at the gym in the wee hours of the morning, I’m glad I’m doing it on my own!

Going strong

Today marked the end of the third week since I started exercising on a regular basis again.

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I love this feeling, I love continuously pushing my body to the limit and then some. When you’re drenched in sweat you know you had a good workout.

I’m finally in a routine once again. I gave myself a set schedule. Tuesday through Saturday I hit the gym for my cardio workout (a run and time on the elliptical) and Sunday and Monday Jason and I hit the trails for some hiking.

I’m slowly seeing a change in myself – the weight is slowly shedding off – and I feel much better now that I’m exercising on a regular basis. I have always been a strong believer that you need to make time just for yourself – what better way to spend that time than exercising.

Today I ended on a great note. I shed some more time off my run, making it the best time I have ran in three weeks. I’m slowly getting back to the time I once ran, which makes me happy.

The best part is I’m starting to look forward to time spent on the elliptical. It’s getting a little easier and I’m staying on for a longer amount of time. Yep, I’m making improvements, a little at a time.

I’m on top of the world … I’m definitely glowing and always smiling and exercising is only adding to that overall happiness.