I haven’t written about my body project for ages. The main reason is that I’ve been pretty much in maintenance mode forever.
I’ve been gymming and Pilatesing (is SO a word!) 5 times a week, not phoning it in, but also not challenging myself.
And while I’d love to pretend maintenance mode keeps me in peak shape, it doesn’t of course.
So I’m a bit softer, a bit weaker, a bit jigglier than I was.
I’ve just come back from about 8 weeks off. I was overseas for three of them, and then I had a back injury that scared me a little, so I was gentling it back into function.
So today was my first foray back to the gym: some treadmill walking, leg and glute exercises, low intensity, low weights.
I’m planning to ramp it up again slowly over the next few weeks (just in time for the Christmas blowout of alcohol-fuelled food-stuffage).
To encourage me in my mission is the amazing ‘Ferns WorkOut Crew’ (#fwocrew). You can find a list of the members, their Twitter feeds, and their workout logs here. There are now 19 awesome crew members: We work our respective arses off and provide support to each other, encouraging each other to get up off our couches and get our workouts done. The public accountability and support really helps me a lot when I really REALLY don’t want to do it (which is most of the time, frankly), so thanks, folks!
So really, not much to write home about, but I’m still writing home about it!