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?
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.