Monday, July 10, 2010
I finally got back to the gym today.
I had been going well when we first joined back up, but then I got distracted. It was hot. I didn’t feel like going.
But at the beginning of this month I made a decision. I need to start doing–eating better, exercising, getting off the excess weight.
So what motivated me?
I just FEEL tired. I know the excess weight is making a huge difference. Have you ever carried those 40 pound cat litters? They are HEAVY. Just imagine two of those strapped to your body all the time. That’s what I’m dealing with. I just can’t take it anymore.
So we’ve started eating better. More fruits and veggies and real foods. We’ve done really good with that for the first part of the month.
Now I’m adding back in the exercise.
Of course, I didn’t feel like going today.
But I did. And I think it’s going to have to be a daily decision.
Even though we’ve had Izzy for over 9 months, most days I don’t feel like taking her on her walk. I’m tired when I first wake up. Often the weather is not that great. And I’m hungry. But I get out there and walk her because IT NEEDS TO BE DONE.
And that is exactly how I need to approach the gym. It just needs to get done.
And it will.
Today I did 1/2 hour on the treadmill, weights–arms, 60 sit ups, 10 minutes on the bike–we were at the gym for an hour.
When we left I was dripping sweat as if I’d taken a dip in the pool!
But I felt good.
You always feel good AFTER you go.
So I’m just going to have to force myself to go.
My goal was to lose 10 pounds this month. I’m going to push myself as hard as I can.
My reward…$10 for every pound I lose…to be spent on clothes 🙂
Wish me luck.