Yesterday I finally got my body moving. My friend that I had been exercising with stopped because she was sick for two weeks. I guess I got in the habit of working out when she called so when she stopped I stopped too.
That is a tricky trap to fall into. It is nice to have someone calling you and encouraging you to go workout with them, but its not a good thing to only rely on them. When they are sick, or gone, or otherwise out of comission it becomes all too easy for you to give up too.
And thats what I did for the last week and a half… I did some halfhearted strength stuff at home a couple times but never ventured out to do cardio. I have laid around doing nothing for more days than I like to admit. So I won’t. Lets just say I have been very lazy lately.
So when I finally did decide enough was enough I STRUGGLED to get anything done. Seriously. I feel like I am back at square one 5 years ago. In some ways I almost am (hello, evil 250 mark… I see you sneering at me). I have slowly been gaining weight which makes it harder to exercise. The laziness break I took from it also made it harder to complete anything. So my easing back into cardio workouts yesterday was HARD. I could barely walk a mile.
I am disappointed. There is no other way to say it. I am disappointed at my fitness fail.
But here is the good news (and there is always, always, always good news) – I walked a mile. I stopped sitting around and got back out there. Its a bad start, but its a start. And TODAY is a NEW DAY that is full of potential. :-)