So, it's been almost a month now since I joined the Y, and I'm pretty proud of myself. Not only have I moved up to working out on the elliptical trainers, rather than the treadmill, but I've also managed to make it up to 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by some weight training every time I go. I've gone a minimum of two times a week since I joined - yay!!! I've even done two exercise videos since my exercise kick started. And I have seen some results, which is nice. Unfortunately, I didn't start keeping track until a few weeks into my workout adventures, but I have officially lost at least 5 pounds. Woo! Only another 85 to go! Yes, my goal really is to lose 90 pounds. Given that I was overweight before I got pregnant, and am still carrying at least 20 pounds of pregnancy weight, 90 sounded like a nice round number. It would put me in the appropriate weight range for a woman of my age and height, so that's what I'm working towards, slowly but surely.
I don't love working out, I'll be honest. It's not fun. I don't like to sweat. And if you're not sweating, you're not working hard enough, I think. The TVs on the cardio machines help - especially when there's marathons of Real Housewives on or good episodes of What Not to Wear. And having a workout buddy makes a world of difference - she keeps me motivated, and makes me accountable (as far as showing up is concerned, at least) to someone other than me, which is helpful.
I like how I feel when I get on the scale and see the numbers shrinking, though. That's definitely a nice feeling. And I know I'm taking care of myself by doing this, which I'm proud of.
BTW, this is so not me in the picture!!! Fortunately, there are pictures of me while exercising. They would so not be pretty. But this is the kind of machine I use, so it gives you sort of the right idea. :)