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.