So I have been away for a few days. I have been doing or trying to do my elliptical. It seems the older I get the more the cold weather tackles me to the ground. My body hurts and aches from the cold. I am glad to live in the south. Summer can’t get here fast enough for me. I may not be going to the gym regularly but I am trying to kick the sugar addiction and use the elliptical. Not to mention I am on my feet a lot at work.
I try to keep a positive attitude on everything I can. Facing my own mortality is kind of hard. I am a realist. I know and accept many things. Facing so many issues with family and friends wanting to make sure I am here for a long time for my children and grandchildren.
So I will take control of as much of my own health that I can. It is time for me to kick the downer thoughts to the curb. I have a saying in my office, “I get to!” This statement means a great deal to me. I means I am glad “I get to” not “I have to”. Basically I am Blessed that I get to do everything I do.
So I have this on. My desktop to help remind me. I also have in my office a sign that says 10lbs, my first goal. But to. Catch up with what is happening, I am sore from the leg workout. So I took yesterday and today off as a break. I have started back to work and this is when it will get hard for me. Getting up early is hard. And getting off work at 5:30 doesn’t give a lot of time for me. Just seems there isn’t enough time in the day. I was thinking about trying to come up with a schedule. Does anyone else have this issue?
So tonight I worked on my legs. Or as I call it “Thunder Thighs”. I have always been stocky. But I am lucky to have the support and encouragement from my husband and best friend. He definitely knows how to help me out and he knows when to be quiet. 😊 Does anyone else have a person that helps motivate you?
I actually did another 5 minutes on the elliptical the past 2 evenings. But tonight I started on arms. I work on one body part a day and add in cardio.
Now I am not really over weight. I am what my grandmother calls “Healthy”. Women get a lot of criticism over how we should look. I am one who does not let others shape my imagery of myself. I am 5’2″ and dare I say 150 lbs. That is heavier than I have ever been. I didn’t weigh this much at nine months pregnant. So for me, I am chunkier than I want to be.
Normally I do not post pictures of myself but I feel it is necessary to document my journey.
Anyone else feel this way? Sometimes I feel we let social pressure get into our heads.
So it has begun. Not very fast or long but last night I hit the elliptical. After 3 minutes you realize how out of shape you are. Hopefully tonight I can go for 5 minutes. I am sure you are laughing but I am taking baby steps. I really enjoy being able to walk the next day. Cardio has never been my thing. Eating better has started today. Hopefully I can make it last. I keep being told it takes 21 days for things to become a habit…. We will see. What is some of your experiences with cardio?
This is how I feel about now. Trying to gear myself up to hit the gym. I love working out and going to my gym but it is hard to make myself go. I always feel like I have so much more to do. And to be honest, the sad part is, I own the gym. I love to motivate my clientele, I just can’t seem to motivate myself. That is going to change. This blog is to make me start being accountable for my own health and happiness. Please leave a comment on how do you get yourself motivated.
Today I want to go to the gym and at least do cardio. But I cant seem to go. I know I always feel better and physically and emotionally when I do. And I still might. I know I have to start sometime. Maybe I will just do some Yoga and stay in and warm… Who knows…
I decided to start a blog. I am wanting to start working out and eating healthy. Watching friends who are so motivated and have so much energy is great encouragement. 50 is just around the corner so my journey will begin.
So I start with eating healthy. My Christmas present from my husband: Nutri Air Fry