So, I was going to step on the scale and check my weight, but the battery died. I am thinking this might be a good thing. I mean, I'm not obsessed with the scale or anything, but it was always nice to check and see where I stood. I was about 5 pounds heavier than my prepregnancy pudginess, so now it was more getting back to where I should be, rather than where I was. But, now, I think I might not worry about it for a little bit. It can't be that bad, right? See if the changes in my body come along just naturally from the exercise program...
I've now been following my new program for 2 weeks. I go back to the trainer this afternoon. I am excited for that. I need to clarify a couple of the exercises that I am just not sure I am doing properly (in other words, I'm wimping out and doing some sissy version). So, it will be good to get clarification. This is the last session I will have one on one with the trainer. Next week, I will be meeting with the trainer and another person. I am excited for this. First, I don't have a lot of friends that are into running or exercise (or at least none that ever want to go run with me), so it will be nice to meet someone who is all into exercise. Maybe it will offer extra motivation. Second, it makes the meetings cheaper, and that is important because I don't have huge wads of cash to be throwing into training. And third, it will be just to not be the only one the trainer is putting through a gruelling workout.
Now, as for the program. It's going pretty good. Last week was my birthday, and I ended up having 2 rest days in a row. So, on Sunday, I did a longer run. I am really trying to keep at the running but not doing too much too soon. I want to try and get the Melissa's 10km done in under an hour. That's the goal. It's not until September, so I have lots of time to work on it. I know hills and sprints will become part of the program eventually, but for now, we stay the course until about June. That's three months to get established with this strength workout. The two funniest parts are watching me do pushups and chinups. Let's just say I offer myself a little more resistance than I am capable of using. But, hopefully, that will change over the next few months.
My next hurdle will be the eating. I am fairly reasonable at portion control, but need to make smarter choices sometimes. And maybe find some better snacks. And eat some more veggies and fruit. I haven't been concentrating much on the eating yet. But with the exercise in full swing, it's time to add better, cleaner fuel to my body.