329 this morning. Didn't take measurements.
I went to the flea market with my friend for the first time this year. It was really lackluster. I didn't get anything. Then we went to the gym at her university, which was fun. We used the free weights, but honestly I found it a little repetitive and I felt like my form was bad even though I know what I'm doing. My body just felt all rickety. We also used the machines and I honestly liked them a lot better. The movements felt much more smooth and like I could actually focus more on, you know, pushing/pulling weight than on my stupid body wobbling around.
I realize that the free weights work "better" than the machines BECAUSE your body is free to wobble around, so you end up strengthening every part of you simultaneously because you have to try hard not to wobble. I get that. But I also fell right on my ass in front of some gym bros trying to squat with too narrow a stance. So that sucked. Wouldn't happen on a machine!
Also, I am a little frustrated with my friend because she insists on using the dinkiest little 5lbs weights and using the machines on 0lbs. I'm like, Are you kidding me? Seriously? You might as well not even do it. She read somewhere that women should use low weight and more repetitions to "tone", and I told her straight-up that that is ridiculous and there is no such thing as "toning". But still she persists. Whatever! It's just, urgh. Sooo not helping the gym perception that women are dumb and weak. I used the biggest weights I could do 10 reps on, which at this point still wasn't very impressive. I mostly used 15lb dumbbells, 30lbs combined. Not so great. It will get better though.
Anyway, I walked out of there feeling sore and noodly, which is good. I had to walk down some stairs and pretty much felt like I was going to fall. Same thing with sitting in chairs; I am pretty much just falling down onto them. My quads are currently out of commission, I guess. It's good because it means I really did work out effectively, but it's also funny and a little sad.