Yesterday I planned on going to my new gym to workout in the morning. Morning came and went and I planned on going after lunch. That time came and went and I planned on going before dinner. I almost skipped it again but I made myself get up and go because I wanted to try it out.
I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get a machine because it was the time that most people hit the gyms (after work rush) but I managed to get one of the elliptical machines. Hurray! I had missed the elliptical so much in the last few months. It was like hanging out with an old friend. And old friend that has one of those cool little fans attached to it to cool me down. I love those!
Started my workout with the intention of doing 30 minutes, but almost quit at 20. I kept thinking about needing to make dinner and all the other stuff I needed to do at home. But I decided to go the full 30 minutes and I’m glad I did. I left red faced, sweating, and felt like I actually did something, thanks to that last ten minutes.
The new relationship with this gym is off to a good start. I love the my friend works out there and we will probably end up working out together a few times. And apparently I also know one of the two personal trainers that work there. I’m sure I probably know more people that workout there, I just don’t know when or if they go. I was supposed to be working out this morning with my friend Candace, but she hasn’t texted me yet. So I may not do that and just go walk with my mom later.
The byproduct of my focus and excitement to reach my new goal is that I’m making my mom’s life a little bit healthier. Before we went to Gatlinburg I started her walking and she was doing around 2 miles a day. Lately Tennessee has had a lot of snow and she quit. Now that I’m home she is hopefully going to start again (right mom?) because I will go with her. I’m also now planning and cooking meals “in exchange for free rent.” I’m making healthy meals and planning on finding more recipes to try out, which in the end will make us both healthier (my brothers don’t eat what I make).
So with the healthy cooking and renewed vigor for exercise I’m on my way to losing! I’m super excited that this is happening at home instead of me crumbling into a depressed ball of emotional sugar eating. Let me tell you – that could happen all to easily right now. But I’m not letting it happen. All my past successess and baby steps on this journey have added up and are pushing me to be stronger and keep going. The foundation has been built and I’m not going back.
Now… more exercise!
UPDATE: Since i’ve been talked into running the 5k at Fitbloggin (or at least running half of it) I’m going to try to get ready for that in the next month!! Yeah! I can do this! Running will not defeat me again!