Oh my! it’s August, which means that summer for the kids is just about over. Both of them start school this month. My oldest will be heading off to college (he already got a head start by taking a couple courses at a junior college this summer) and my “baby” will be moving into middle school (7th grade). They do have a couple weeks of summertime fun left to enjoy but I can see the end of their carefree days from here.
The transition of summer into fall means I inevitably return to a more standard workout schedule. The days lapse into a routine and so does my lifting. I like it. I’m a creature of habit so although the “catch as catch can” workouts of June and July are refreshing in a way, I love chugging along during the school year with regular intervals for my fitness pursuits.
As most of you know, I changed my routine around significantly several months back. As a result, I’ve lost some muscle mass which I’m still struggling to accept. I could go back to my heaving lifting days and tweak my eating a little to hold onto more muscle but my joints are much happier these days and my enthusiasm for workouts is holding steady. The heavy lifting was taxing my motivation level quite heavily in the year or so before I made the changes. Right now, although I miss a more muscled physique when I look in the mirror, I know what I’m doing is sustainable into the future…and isn’t that the whole point?
Wishing you warm and joyful days as we head into a brand new month!