Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hello, gym...remember me?

My gym membership expired back in December, and honestly, it was just NOT in my single-mom-of-three-receiving-no-child-support-and-barely-getting-by budget to renew. I have been STRUGGLING to work out at home - I am just not motivated. I can find too many things I need to do, and too many excuses NOT to do it. I love going to the gym - it's the only "me" time I can get right now.

Yesterday, Brooke called me and said that she had heard from someone else that used to go to my university that there was a workout facility on campus. Upon further investigation, I found out that there is not a workout facility, but that the university students used our local gym for a "discounted rate". When I called to find out the rate, I found out that I can go for FREE! Yes, I said FREE for this semester. Apparently undergrad students go free (because they pay an activity fee to the university) each semester, and grad students pay $65 per semester. I take both undergrad AND grad classes. This summer (and until I graduate) I will just have to pay $65, which is a deal! I am SO EXCITED!

SO... today while I was on campus for class, I went by and got everything hooked up. I can start going tomorrow. Adding exercise that I like is going to be so good for my weight loss. Yeah, Jillian might be a great workout, but I HATE it. And I just don't think working the same muscles every day is a good idea. This weekend I was in pain, and now my back has been hurting. I am so sore, I know my form is off when I am doing lunges and other moves. Yeah... I can't wait to get back to the gym!

Eating has been 100% on plan. Yesterday I was right around 1500 calories, and today will end at 1400. No sugar or artificial sweetener, no caffeine (6 days with no coffee). Eating clean with lots of fruits and veggies. I have been drinking 120+ oz of water daily, and also taking all of my supplements daily. I am feeling really good! I know that if I stick with it that the scale will eventually move. I am going to take someone's suggestion and take my measurements. I HATE taking measurements, lol.

Ok... I am off to bed! I had a friend over last night and only had about 3 hours of sleep last night. It was worth it, though.