I’m seven weeks way into my new healthy lifestyle. I’ve lost 12 pounds and I’m officially overweight! Why am I excited about being overweight? Because when I started this new lifestyle, my BMI put me in the obese category. (BMI means “body mass index” and it calculates body fat using your height and weight.) Less body fat = healthier me = happier me.
I’ve noticed that a few pieces of clothing seem to fit better. I know it will take more time and pounds to really notice a difference or, miracle of miracles, drop a size or two. I’m okay with that because I feel better and I’m getting healthier–and that’s what really counts.
Lesson learned, though: listen to your body! I told you about how my left knee was acting up over the weekend. I gave myself 24 hours between workouts and then went for a walk/jog last night. Not so smart because today my knee aches a bit. Nothing major, but something I could’ve avoided if I’d just listened to my body and accepted that my body needs a break now and then, even if my mind is saying “run, run, run!”
Last week I aspired to fit more cardio or strength-training into my workouts. Purely by chance, I happened to stay at a hotel with a fitness room and used their free weights and weight machines. I used the weights to work my upper body, and my upper body felt good afterwards. It really just made me want to join a gym even more. However, the general consensus seems to be that I should wait a little while longer before I join a gym, so I need to figure out a way I can increase my cardio and strength-training at home without any special equipment. Any suggestions?