For regular readers, you know that I’ve been working hard to meet my goal of being pre-baby weight by Ladybug’s first birthday. Going to the gym and eating well (and carefully) have been a focus of my life for the last four months since I decided to just get it done: lose the weight and get in shape.
I am super proud to report that I’ve met my health goal. I’ve lost 23 pounds since November 1, to get my to pre-baby weight! I have lots of extra energy, I’m down a pants size and people often tell me I look great. As a capstone to the months of work, I completed an indoor sprint triathlon (my first ever) last week: 10-minute swim, 20-minute run and 30-minute bike. I did great, and felt fine afterwards!
In addition to the weight, I have some very real changes in the structure of my body, as learned from an assessment done at my gym, Lifetime Fitness: in November, I was 35 percent body fat. Yuck. Now I’m 28 percent! And in November my body’s age was like that of a 39-year-old – now it’s my true age: a 32-year-old. Apparently I have the potential to have the body of a 21-year-old, but let’s not get crazy.
While I really enjoy my gym, I think that with the nice weather on the horizon and the ever looming family budget, I might start seeking a new, less expensive, gym. I also still want to get into even better shape, but I don’t know that I need to be so disciplined about it right now – I’m a bit worn out in some ways from my months of hard work. And, I’m eager to get outside and bike on the W & OD Trail after the cold winter. Here is a quick list of places in Vienna where you can find fitness support:
Gyms / Fitness & Health Clubs
- Anytime Fitness
- Curves for Women
- Evolution Health and Fitness
- Fitness First
- Gold’s Gym Tysons Corner
Note that Vienna just passed a law to create a new bike route on Courthouse Road! Props to my hubby, Town Transportation Safety Commission Chair, who helped make this happen!
Yoga and Pilates
There are also several martial arts studios in town, but since I don’t practice that, I’ll leave that for someone else to discover and share!
Hope you get out there and get moving! See you on the trail!