Sep. 4th, 2014

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So I’ve been going to the gym with my hubby MWF, doing weight-training and a little cardio and balance work on the Bosu. Now I’m sometimes hitting it on Tues/Thurs while he’s teaching Kung Fu classes and my daughter wants to go to the gym play-care and visit with her friends. My go-to Tues/Thurs workout is the rowing machine for cardio, the foam-roller to keep my muscles working right, stretching and balance work.

It’s been a pretty consistent two months. I’m liking what I’m seeing in the mirror, but nothing at all is happening on the scale. I may have gained two lbs, despite not changing my eating at all.

I had a thought this morning, imagining what I’ll look like if my weight keeps not-changing and my bench/squat/curl max keep going up. And I think I like the idea. I’ve never really encouraged my body to muscle up like it wants to. The little bit of water aerobics and a few scattered semesters of weight training both made noticeable differences. I’m curious how extreme the shoulder/waist/hip ratio will go (I have a lot of hips and the shoulders bulk fast). I’m about at my all-time heaviest weight (5’3” and 177 lbs) but I think I could be happy with that, thrilled even, if I can get it shaped like I want.

I think I’m going to keep general strength, cardio fitness, balance training, and flexibility as my goals, and totally remove weight-loss from my plan for now. I’m not going to eat more, but not less either. Up the protein intake and drop the carbs down a little bit. I’m thinking about this almost as a body modification project (albeit one that’ll require constant maintenance to keep it looking like I want).

I’m really glad I took some ‘before’ pictures before starting this, because it’ll be interesting to see how far I can take it.

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