My Road to Getting Fit

I’m about to touch on a topic that I normally don’t discuss on my blog.

Not because I don’t want too, mostly because it’s never been an interest of mine.

Period. At all.

I’m in instant gratification kind of person.

When I work hard + sweat (especially sweat) I want to see immediate results.

For me, working out doesn’t nourish my need for instant gratification.

It’s hard, you have to be consistant and it usually takes 6-8 weeks of consistently working at it to see a difference.

way.too.long

But….

My good friend + neighbor/fashion photographer encouraged me to join a fitness class with her.

I said no.

She kept bugging me. It meets 3 doors down from my house. I ran out of excuses. I went.

If you don’t believe me, here’s our conversation from my first day + then the morning after.

I’m not going to lie.

It’s been hard.

I’ve wanted to quit.

But I fee like I’m getting in a groove. I’m actually starting to enjoy the torture.

I decided that if I’m going to commit to taking better care of my body + what I put in it that I might as well document the journey so I can look back and see the hard work paying off. So I had Ambia, our amazing trainer, measure me last night (blech!) For me, this journey is about having an outlet to release the tension of stressful days balancing work + home life and to tone up and get fit.

Little disclaimer. My hubby took these pictures in our home, at night after I had just worked out my glutes + legs for almost an hour. So that’s why the front facing picture makes me look like a deer in headlights, or a little bit crazy. I guess I am a bit crazy, after not really working out for more than 3 days in the last 14 months, I’ve worked out with Ambia’s class 6 of the last 10 days. In fact, this past Wednesday I was really sore and didn’t go and I actually found myself missing the workout.

Measurements as of 2/28/2013

Shoulders – 39in
Chest – 36.5in
Waist  – 29.5in

Hips – 36in
Gluts – 41.25in

Thighs – 22.5in
Calves – 14.75in
Right arm – 11.75

So here’s to seeing those inches shrink! I’ll be sharing new pictures + measurements every 4 weeks. Who knows maybe I’ll be able to do something crazy like the splits or I don’t know, run without huffing and puffing before too long.

Goal: Take a 1/2 inch off as many of those places as possible in the next 4 weeks.

Hope you’re having a great weekend.

Any tips for helping to stick it out through the hard first few weeks?