70 degrees out and I've just finished setting up my seven year old son’s lemon aid stand/garage sale out front of the house and am now able to sneak downstairs to jump on my spin bike in the basement. I've gotten back on the fitness wagon so to speak in the last two weeks. I lost all balance in my life when I took on a new sales job in February. A few pounds later and a feeling of blah both mentally and physically, I as so sick and tired of my own negative self talk I knew change was needed. I'm proud to report I am now an early morning riser as a participant at bootcamp 2x a week.
I should have known better but I dealt with my stresses in all the wrong ways. After a long day of working, juggling jobs, part time training and parenting I took solace at the end of my day on my couch with my friend, Cadbury Fruit and Nut. I was even sneaking into my husband’s potato chips when he’d go to bed early. I don’t even like chips!
It's hard work mentally getting back to healthy routines and while I'm not always at the back of the class at the 6am runs most of the time I am but I am there. I'm humbled, getting stronger and really happy at 7am when it's all done! So my couch comrades I agree coming back is hard and getting started is as well but nothing good come easy or without some ACTION. One workout at a time and having to constantly squelch the inner pessimist who wants me to fail I am now giving the power back to my inner optimist!!!
My fitness goals this month have been:
• Week one goal was to show up to class!
• Week two keep going to class!
• Week three I’ve had two goals; add an extra workout in between classes and in honor of my sister Catherine who after she died in April 2009 gave the gift of life donating two kidneys, as well as to support my good friend Pauline who is on dialysis for kidney disease; I’ve signed up to run in the 5km Kidney Walk/Run on August 12, 2012.
If you are struggling and contemplating change please pick up that 1000lb phone if you need to register for a class, a trainer or to get help and as they say, just do it!