I’ve got 4 weeks under my now looser-fitting belt. I will do a weigh in and take measurements on Thursday Aug 5, at the official “1 month” point. Since I don’t have heaps of weight or inches to lose, I figure doing it any more than once a month is a little silly – and would probably leave me disappointed and discouraged.
Though, I suppose I should talk about my goals. That is, being able to touch my toes and doing 5 pushups by August 1st (yesterday).
Yeah, about those. Um. Pass?
I think I might have been a little ambitious with those. Sure, it’s probably possible to have achieved those goals within that timeframe, but it would’ve taken far more commitment and training than I actually did. I have been trying to stretch my hamstrings for at least a few minutes each night before bed. I think it’s going to take more than that – and for a longer stretch of time – to significantly improve my flexibility, though. I’m fine with that… it’ll stay as something I’m actively working on.
Push-ups are another story. I’ve been completely slack with those! I’m hoping when I actually start going to a gym regularly, I’ll improve my
Which leads me to the gym… I was supposed to go check it out over the weekend. That didn’t happen for two reasons:
- I haven’t sold my Wii yet and the money from that is going to pay my membership.
- Andrew was still getting over his chest infection. I know that doesn’t specifically involve me, but I really want Andrew to join with me so I have a workout partner and more motivation to go. I also know Andrew’s not going to be talked into joining any gym when he’s sick and miserable and I didn’t want to go alone and then go back a second time with him and deal with the sales pitch etc twice. He’s promised to come with me next weekend.
A little stall there. Ah well. I kept researching gyms in the area and this one still seems like the best deal in the best location with the best classes, etc. I need to subtly talk it up to Andrew over the upcoming week. Subconsciously get it into his head that he really wants to join, too…