So here we are at Loprinzi’s Gym. We’ve been going for almost a week now. I’m already feeling a huge difference in my energy level and, strangely enough, my walking ability. Friday’s 8+ miles seemed really tough, yet every day that has been an 8 miler since then has been much easier, even on days I worked out at at the gym in addition to walking.
I’m losing weight, too. I’ve lost 54.2 lbs. so far. I had about a three week detour while moving, but I’m back on track again. Today just happens to be one of my measurement chart days. I take my measurements on the first and the 16th, as a way to keep track of my progress. According to my measurements, I’ve lost 5 inches off of my chest, 5.75 inches off of my hips, 5.5 inches off of my waist, 3.5 inches off of my thighs, 2.5 inches from my upper arms, and 1.75 inches off my neck!
While I’m back at the gym, my overall fitness and health goals haven’t changed from what I’ve blogged before. However, I’m developing some more specific goals as I’m continuing down my fitness path. Like, my goal to walk 2000 miles by the end of the year. Also, I plan to increase my strength by 20-50% for most of my weight-lifting exercises. (not hard, considering I’m a weakling at the moment and I gain strength fast). I also want to be able to swim a full mile again. Eventually, I want to train for a triathalon, since I’ve never done one and I think it would be a hoot and a half, but one thing at a time!
In essence, my main fitness goal is to get into damn fine shape. I’m in the best shape that I’ve been in for a long time right now. But is it damn fine shape? I think not. I have a long way to go to reach that level! (How does one quantify Damn Fine Shape? I have no idea. I think it’s one of those things that I will know it when I feel it.
Check out this little video of Loprinzi’s Gym. That guy, Bob, who’s talking on the vid is the same guy who runs it now.
Here’s a little slideshow of Micah and I doing our thing: