It’s been a week since I’ve talked about what’s been going on with my weight loss. Wednesday, was weigh in day and I lost another 1.5 pounds. I would have loved for the scale to tell me I’d lost a few more, but I kind of expected my loss to appear less this week due to some extra water weight from the time of month that it is. My doctor said that it’s not uncommon for women to appear to have gained weight during this time, so 1.5 pounds is actually really good.
I’m so excited to tell everyone about my first few days at the Wellness Center! 🙂 Wednesday was my intake evaluation. Other than being told that I need to focus on low impact machines and activities for my arthritic ankles, I performed well on all of the tests they had me do. We also created a workout schedule. Mondays, I’ll have either a guided, power walking class in the pool, or aqua aerobics. Wednesday, I’ll do an hour of aquatics with my trainer, Olivia, and Thursday’s I’ll do an hour of low impact machines in the main gym. Friday, I can choose either equipment or aquatics (I’ll most likely choose aquatics!).
Today, I came in for my first official workout, which was all cardio with a bit of abdominal work at the end. I did 20 minutes on the reclining elliptical, 15 minutes on the bicycle, 15 minutes on the Nu-step machine, and 10 minutes of ab. work with the trainer. Everyone there is so positive and helpful that I couldn’t help but smile through my sweat.
Though my legs are a little bit sore this evening, my heart is soaring with happiness because of all of the wonderful people who are supporting me during my weight loss adventure. My doctor, dietician and counselor, the trainers at the Wellness Center, my husband and my children, my friends at home and here on WordPress are all part of the village that’s helping me find my health again, and I’m so very thankful! 🙂
Have a great day/night (depending on where you are in the world), everyone!