I am now addicted to the gym. The MS Society has gym access for us, and I finally signed up. It’s at the local YWCA and there are three times per week that we can go meet with the group and a trainer for strength training. There it also yoga, aquafit, and Tai Chi coming soon. This is my third (or is it forth..?) week going now and I FREAKING LOVE IT. I go to aquafit fit on Mondays and then strength training on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The hour just flies by. The people are all awesome. Plus, having free access to a personal trainer is kind of amazing. If you have a chronic illness, make sure to look for similar programs in your area. I wish I would have done this when I was first diagnosed.
Addiction number two: tracking macros. Instead of just tracking calories, I’m trying to keep track of macros (fat, protein, and carbs). There are a few different calculators out there to help you figure out what you should be consuming in a day. I used the one from Bodybuilding.com
So far, my routine has been about 20 minutes on the treadmill, speedwalking. Next week I’ll be starting to jog a bit. Then 3 sets of 12-15 reps of lat pulldown, tricep extension, bicep curl, shoulder press, chest press, leg curl, leg lifts, etc. I’m going to work with the trainer for a couple more leg/butt moves. Gotta get dat bootay! The hour goes so quickly, I think I’m going to start going early and getting my cardio done before the group officially starts.
I noticed after my first time I was SO SORE, like… ridiculously sore. part of that is just #MSproblems, but now I’ve been taking a Premier Protein drink with me and drinking it right after I get back to my locker. It seems to be helping, I haven’t been that sore since!
What are your favorite exercise moves?
What are your healthy addictions?