Health & Beauty, Personal

I Went to the Gym!

It felt great. I haven’t gone for maybe two weeks, but I‘ve finally come to a decision on how I would go about my health and fitness journey. As promised I haven’t stepped on the scale or measured myself. I‘ll be using MyFitnessPal to track what I‘m eating and my exercise. I know as long as I‘m active and eating properly, I‘ll see results. 

My right hand is still sore, but not nearly as bad as two weeks ago. UnfortunatelyI won’t be able to lift heavy weights. For now, it’ll be cardio and lower body exercises along with occasional lightweight upper body exercises. 

I spent the morning at my storage unit, organizing and clearing out some junk, with the help of a friend. It’s the type of unit that is on the second floor with no elevator and no AC. After three hours of lifting, moving, unpacking and repacking, I felt thoroughly warmed up for the gym and I dragged my friend along. 

I was beyond exhausted, all I managed was an hour on the elliptical, but even with just that, I felt like I was making a good first step. At the gym, we were toying with the idea of running a 5k. I use to go for a run every Sunday morning at my local park. It’s something that I enjoy, and I could use to track my progress. 

So my goal is to be a part of at least 5 running events this year and to cut down my time with each run. I see loads of them going on in my local area. The first race will most likely be at the end of July or beginning of August. Most of the ones I see cost about $25 if I catch them early enough and hopefully one day I can afford an adventure race or 5/10k obstacle course race. Either way, I‘ll update when the time comes.




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