December Challenge

Having enjoyed my gym thus far, I thought I would encourage use by going 5 or more times a week. I'm interested in strength training mostly, but will be running on the treadmill occasionally so I don't slump back into a 45+ minute 5k. As the weather starts to get colder, I want to build a habit/craving for the gym so I don't talk myself out of it when I get out of work and it's dark and cold outside.

I'm also excited to see what gains/toning I can get by strength training. It has been 20 years since I've done it, and have never done strength training in any moderate way. Half-hearted when I was a kid because my parents also worked out, and I had to pass gym some way since I couldn't pass the written exams because I didn't care how long a basketball court is.

Yes, I'm aware that diet majorly affects how you look, and that will be for another challenge. I'm not interested in doing too much after not caring about strength training or proper diet for a while. In the month of December, I am going to head to the gym 5 times a week. Mostly on the weekdays, but since the gym is closed on Christmas Day and has shortened hours on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, I might head over on a Saturday or Sunday then. I'll take a picture of myself before and after to see if there's any appreciable difference. It might be that a month isn't long enough for any change, or that the diet change would be required for a difference in look. I'm considering doing the No Added Sugar challenge in January to start the diet change so I'm not trying to do everything at once.

My overall goal is to not have any issues carrying all of my groceries to my apartment, and to see if I can get rid of my abdominal fat that's been stuck on for several years even though I am the correct weight for my height/build. It could be genetics, it could be that I need to change my diet or do strength training or both. I'll never know unless I try.

And for my habit tracking today, I went to the gym, and played piano.


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