Well, actually it's back to Jazzercise, not the gym. I've stopped going to the gym since I just don't have time to do both anymore except short term. Used to. Used to work out every day after work, but that was when I was single and looked totally insane, as you can see below. These pictures were taken by my poor son when I was 33 and he was 9. It's no wonder I got skin cancer; look at that horrid tan! I don't even like the look of a tan anymore. shudder. But I like my toned legs and toned everything else. And look - there's no hangy stuff on my arms! And, this was three years after both of my parents died of heart attacks - and why I started working out in the first place - so at least I had good intentions.
I like doing Jazzercise because it's fun and a great heart workout. But it doesn't include enough muscle toning for me. So for about a year two years ago I was doing Jazzercise on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and lifting weights on Tuesday and Thursday to lose twenty pounds I'd gained since meeting Mike the Eater. I lost the weight, but lost too much because my boobs and bottom all but disappeared. Like in the picture above, I had almost zero boobage - which didn't bother me then at all but now does a bit because I have a husband who is howyousay... slightly obsessed. So I intentionally gained back five of the pounds I'd lost. That was the perfect weight for me and I stayed there until I stopped working out regularly about eight months ago. I've since gained back an additional unwanted seven pounds and that's put me back into the pudge zone. You know what that is... when you sit down your waistband on your jeans feels too tight because the stomach feels poochy pushing on it and your whole body feels soft and wiggly when you walk.
So last night I started Jazzercise again and had a great time. I'll never be as toned as I used to be in my 30's, partly because of nature and aging, but also because there are so many other things I want to do now that being perfectly toned just doesn't fit into my life anymore. I just want to be healthy and live as looooong as I can so Mike and I can have fun at our farm for many, many years.