Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gym Update

Today was day 6 at the gym! I feel like I've been going much longer than that. Everything is becoming quite normal and routine. I have yet to venture off the treadmill and onto the elliptical or any other machine, but I'm trying to take it one step at a time. I typically walk on an incline for about 45 minutes to an hour.

I walked on the treadmill tonight and then went to the POOL! I half battled with myself while getting ready. I changed my top, then changed out of it, then back into the rest of my swimsuit. What do I have to lose? When my health and well-being (and my love of swimming!) are on my mind, caring about what others think goes right out the window. I'm at the gym for me. The pool was great, but a little too salty!! I don't think a pool should be salty... And considering all the pool chemicals, I shouldn't go too often. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the swimming. I forgot my flip flops, so I need to keep a pair in my gym bag. The pool was quiet, but there were plenty of men in and out of the hot tub and sauna next to me.

I've been using an app called "My Fitness Pal" to track my food and exercise. I don't entirely agree with the daily nutrition guidelines, but I can easily track what I'm consuming. I'm so glad I started using the app. I was having a hard time with food for a week or two before signing up for the gym membership. Not only was I over-eating, but I was eating salty and sweet foods. Who knows what was going on, but I'm back on track and "My Fitness Pal" is helping so much!

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