i actually have been doing this – and with some regularity even. i’ve only been making it to the gym once a week this past month. but i’ve been every week and i hop on the arm muscle machines every time.
i really should be doing it more often. the snow just really messed up my routine. winter’s days are numbered, and momentum is on my side.
huge progress, so far. if i can get a few weeks of getting to the gym at least twice, i will consider this goal a success.
I am making it to the gym at least twice a week so I can knock out running and weight lifting at once. I just made it part of my schedule. I really think this much needed goal can get underway now.
Yeah, at a qigong workshop I heard a woman in her later fifties say that she had the bones of an 80 year old. She had the same slight build as me. Hearing that along with recent back issues I’ve been experiencing has been a real motivator. No messing around. This body needs maintenance!
i went to the gym that one time almost a year ago and that was pretty much as far as i got with this. yeah, kind of lame. i really think i should get around to it again.
i want to gather strength. i want to grow in personal power.
i should come up with a schedule of manageable exercises i can do at home with my little hand weights three or four times a week. i need to have a more concrete and practical action plan if i am to get anywhere with this goal.
i might even make this a challenge, but not until after exams.
my mother got osteoporosis at a young age. we’re both thin framed, so i really need to make sure i strengthen my bones and keep them strong so i don’t fall into the same trap she did. it’s a good time to cultivate this habit in my life.
plus, it will make my arms look less twiggy and help me feel like a badass.
i went to the gym today with a couple of guy friends. apparently, i impressed them. i was not that far behind one of them on weights. i definitely held up on the ab work better than he did too. that made me feel alright. not that it’s a contest, i just get self conscious about being too thin sometimes, so it was nice to show off a little strength. i don’t have a lot of fat, but i am not a little weakling either.
it’s good to be strong woman.