I went medieval camping last week for the July 4th holiday. I didn’t, obviously, do my workouts while I was camping, but I did a lot of walking and I think that’s pretty good exercise too. I’ve been back at my DVDs since Monday.
I still think the kettlebell workouts aren’t quite as intense as the regular ones, but I did one this morning for a change of pace. In general, feline assistance is even moreso not required during the swinging of kettlebells (or in my case, a handweight). I have to be careful because they always come sniffing around trying to help and see what I’m doing when I’m working out. It’s cute but with kettlebells it can be dangerous. Nobody’s gotten hurt, but only due to my constant vigilance.
I’ve really bulked up my shoulders and arms over the last 6 months that I’ve been working out regularly with the DVDs. To the point where some of my jackets and sleeves are a bit snug, but at least now I know it’s all muscle. Unfortunately, due to my particular weight loss path my arms are never going to look “ripped” because there’s too much skin there. They will always look a bit ripply, like cellulite, no matter how much I build those muscles. I’m trying to get to a place where I take pride in the path and don’t wince when I see pictures of my enormous flabby-looking arms which I know are, underneath the excess skin, quite muscular. I may also try to come to the same feeling on my legs, but those are a lot easier to hide. *sigh*
I’m pleased with my muscular development, but I know that if I want to really slim down I’m going to have to starve myself. So I won’t be doing that. I’m strong and solid and a little soft around the edges. That’s pretty good in my book.