My well being project is going well!
So I have now been going to David Lloyd gym for 2 weeks and I have lots to report.
Firstly I have lost 2lbs.
Not earth shattering i know but I haven’t started tackling my diet yet at all and it is a start so I am chuffed.
I met with a personal trainer for a gym induction and oh my goodness was that a revelation. I could barely do 10 minutes on the exercise bike..I was breathless and sweating. Way more unfit than I thought. I think this personal makeover is long overdue. My coach was lovely to me though, really constructive and supportive.
We talked about what exercise I do presently (nothing! I am embarrassed to say) and what my goals are (they are ambitious I want to lose about 86 lbs in total I am now at 84. The only way is DOWN! My BMI is 39.3 which is obese/morbidly obese so I need to get that right down too.
I felt ashamed by my lack of fitness how on earth have I got to this point. 9 years ago when I met my husband I was slim and healthy. Still that’s why I am doing this project and I will be fit and healthy again.
I think many women neglect themselves as a result of having kids and needing to earn money, there just isn’t much ME time left
I was feeling overwhelmed and little bit emotional but my instructor at David Lloyd encouraged me to focus and just fix small, achievable goals.
We decided to aim for a 7lb loss in the first 4 weeks and to attempt to get into a dress one size lower than I am now. This felt really manageable and took some of the aggghhh feelings away.
He set me up with a simple routine (still exhausting ) and encouraged me to come 3 x per week. He showed me very clearly how to use the equipment and what to do. He was so positive and encouraging it got me over my wobbles.
I have been 6 times to the club in the last 2 weeks, 3 swimming and 3 to the gym. A chest infection and poorly great grandma impacted but that’s okay..that’s life I just need to do more this week and address my eating too.
I love the swimming at David Lloyd the pool is a good size and their is a recreation line and speed defined lanes too. Children are always welcome. On the weekend the sun was shining and I sat outside on a lounger chatting to a school mum friend whilst Annalise played with her pals from school in the large outdoor pool for several hours. It was like being on holiday in Spain.
I also went in the jacuzzi and in the stream room so I am definitely making sure I have some relax and unwind time too. This has got to be just as important for my well being as exercise,
Our club has a lovely play area for the kids and a fab cafe with wifi, computers and a ton of healthy snacks. It really is a little world unto itself.
So far I am impressed with my gym membership. I wish I had more time though to use it more (but I am always wishing for more time!)
You can get a free day pass this October why not try it for yourself.