Funny, I actually miss the sweat dripping from my face. I miss being out of breath, pushing myself to the point of exhaustion.
I never thought that I would miss it. Three little letters: GYM. I miss the gym.
Over the past few months, work has really ramped up. As a result, I haven't been able to leave the office on time to make it to the gym. I have traveled a long road to get this workout consistency in my life.
I finally came up with a gym location and a time that blends well with my life. For years, I tried to force myself to be a morning workout person. There is just too much to do during the mornings. I battled with the reports saying that you get the best results if you work out in the mornings. So, I would set the alarm clock for 4:30 am, dreading hearing that screeching alarm clock sound. I soon began to resent this and that routine quickly came to an end.
Since I couldn't make myself become a morning workout person, I didn't do anything. I sat, I ate, I gained. All because of my thinking. I am guilty of reading too many reports, asking for way too many opinions.
December of 2010. A fluke snow/ice storm hit Atlanta. The words Atlanta and snow don't mix very well. Needless to say, we were "iced" in for an entire week. During this time, I jumped on the stationary bike that had become a spot for me to display some of my clothes. In the beginning, I could barely do 5 minutes! I spent that entire week building my endurance. I finally started using the dumbbells that were previously used as door stops. That week was spent building my endurance. This was good but how was I going to maintain this once the ice melted?
A little more research (see, I read way too many reports), I finally found advocates of evening workouts. So, after the kids were in bed, I would hop back on that stationary bike. Interesting enough, I started to have really good sleep. I've always had good sleep but I would now wake up with more energy. Can you say "well rested"?
That endurance eventually led me to joining a gym. The gym. The place I haven't been to in a week. The goal is to make it on Wednesday. Until then, I got few coals in the fire: gonna jump some rope, do a few reps of weights, throw in some push ups. Something is better than nothing. I also checked out Rx Fitness Lady's blog about being healthy and prosperous. It's always good to find helpful, useful information. She's even got mini blog challenge going on next week. Not only is she promoting fitness/health but she's also branching out to interact with other blogs. How about that, learning from each other?
This ReShape Monday, I invite you guys to join me as I take part in Rx Fitness Lady's mini blog challenge party. The challenge starts next week, so we've got a week to gather our thoughts. Let's do something different by meeting new bloggers and possibly learning something new. Who knows, I might find some new time management skills that will help me get back to the gym!