Sorry I haven’t updated until now. It’s been a few weeks now since I started going to the gym. Last week I actually missed more days than planned because I’ve been fighting a cold. I’ve been carrying around tissue with me at the gym so that I can blow my nose occasionally even in spin class.

Weight Loss Progress

It’s only been about a week and a half actually going to the gym, so I haven’t had much weight loss. I’m also lifting quite a bit, so I know checking the scale constantly won’t do me any good since muscle weights more than fat. I’m basically checking my weight to make sure it’s going down little by little. I’m trying not to be discouraged by the small amount that I’ve lost. I know it’ll be a big battle.

Spin Classes

Sweet baby Jesus! Spin class has been AWESOME! At first I wan’t a huge fan of one of the teachers, she kind of made a big deal about having a foreigner in her class so I was uncomfortable for a bit. The other spin teacher I like a lot because he doesn’t talk much (no chit chat), doesn’t stop for water breaks (you get water when you feel like getting it because he doesn’t stop!), and he didn’t say a word to me about being a foreigner so that made me feel better. I also feel like I exercise and sweat a lot more during his classes.

Weight Lifting

Getting back into weight lifting has been great. The first week I was so sore. I could hardly move! Even during my kindy class’s morning stretch time I was struggling to move hahaha. Now I’m less sore, but I’ve been slowly add more weight to what I’ve been lifting especially with my arms because they’re super weak. I’ve been squatting and doing deadlifts for a while, but I felt my form was a bit rusty so I asked one of the trainers to help correct me. It was really difficult to ask because I’m super shy and the trainers at this gym are HUGE! I was definitely intimidated. The trainer was super helpful and gave me some tips on how to strengthen the inside of my legs because I squat oddly because I keep “v-ing” my knees in instead of out. I’ll have to keep working on that.

Weight Training

I created my own weight training routine. It is four sets of different exercises and I do them 4-5 times.

  • These weird leg bouncing thing I learned from a trainer in the past that has been really helpful. I don’t know how to explain it…I take one of those step tools for aerobics and I skip in between it for 30 seconds
  • Rest 30 seconds
  • Mountain climbers for 30 seconds
  • Rest 30 seconds
  • Plank 30 seconds
  • Rest 30 seconds
  • Jumping jacks for 30 seconds
  • Wait 1 minute and then repeat

Gym Selfies!!!

I mean, why not?

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So happy after my weight training. Dying, but still put together.
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Dead inside and out after spinning and getting help from a trainer.

How Often I Go To The Gym

I decided that five days is good enough for the gym especially because I walk to work and thats a good 25-30 minutes Monday-Friday.

  • Monday: Arms/back and spinning
  • Tuesday: Legs and spinning
  • Wednesday: Break
  • Thursday: Weight training and spinning
  • Friday: Core and spinning
  • Saturday: Weight training and spinning
  • Sunday: Break

At this point I’m just trying to keep motivated and make sure I don’t over eat. Food is amazing and I have such a problem with eating too much. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s probably not the last time I’m going to eat a certain thing to keep myself from over eating. I can do it!

It’ll be a tough journey, but I’m prepared…I think. Please encourage me hahaha. I’m not a health expert. If I’m doing something wrong or if you have a suggestion, please leave a comment below or contact me on my contact page.