10 month update - exercise

Apr 09, 2014

OK, I'm a bit late with this ;-)  My goal post seems sooooo long ago now!  I have maintained for the last 3 months in the 135-139 range.  Today's weight was 137.2.  At my 9-mo. post-op appointment in February my surgeon encouraged me to kick up the intensity of my exercise.  I was telling him how I wanted to get my body fat percentage down to 20% (it's currently sitting at 26.7%).  He suggested CrossFit or Farrell's Extreme Bodyshaping.  I was able to get a good deal at Farrell's and started this week.  

OMG - I obviously don't know what working out is because I haven't felt this kind of exhaustion and muscle pain in decades!  Farrell's combines 3 days of kickboxing with 3 days of resistance band training.  All are 45 minute sessions and the time flies by.  I am an uncoordinated mess at kickboxing and I'm a little afraid I'm going to hurt myself.  

I've signed up for the 10 week program with the goal of dropping 6-7 lbs. while gaining 3-4 lbs. of lean muscle.  That should put me right around 20% body fat...my ultimate goal.  We'll see how that goes.  

After hitting goal my husband and I went to California for a week in early February to see our new granddaughter.  I had the BEST time!  Complete ease and comfort on airplanes, wowing family members who haven't seen me in a couple years, and having the energy and stamina to walk everywhere and keep up with people.  And the best part - LOTS of pics with me in, pics that I love, pics that I'm happy to frame and have people see.  Memories!  

After I complete Farrell's 10-week program I will get another set of "after" pics taken and post my fitness and measurement stats.  By then it will be just a couple weeks past my 1-year surgiversary.  A good time to take stock and relish the victories. 

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