Saturday, February 10, 2007
Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul
- Simone Weil
I read this quote and felt a connection to it immediately! Although it's hard to admit all the past failures(and I wish I could take them back)I'm so very happy to finally believed in myself enough to find the success I so desperately needed. Seriously, the person I am today is so incredibly different than the one who was in my skin 1 year ago(or even 2 years ago)and yet, I'm not sure what the catalyst was. I've really tried to think about why I have been able to be so committed and able to do this, but can find no concrete answer. But, I know I'm eternally glad that whatever "it" was, that I finally got it.
Today is also an exciting day for me, because I finally coaxed my DH to go with me to exercise. We are going for a walk(I'll run)and will go at our own pace(I don't want him to quit, and he doesn't want to slow me down)but I'm so glad he agreed to go. I'm still working on getting him to the gym, but I'll take what I can get!
Friday, February 09, 2007
for the day:
And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin
I truely relate to this quote. I have spent my whole life playing things safe, for fear of what "might be", and though I've had a wonderful life, there are too many "what-ifs" that I think about. So although it may be a bit late, I've finally decided to go for it. To try anything and not thing about what may be, I'm going to enjoy being healthy and do all the things I want from here on out!
I was quite happy with my exercise this week, and in particular, the spinning experience on Thursday. I think that was just what I needed to get to the next level that I'm striving for. I will give my body a little time to recover(especially my butt)and I'll try it again on Thursday, next week. I'll need to find an alternative for Tuesday's cardio, as a snow storm is predicted for NJ, but I'm up for anything now.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Well, I finally got up the nerve(and wanted to avoid these below 0 temps)to try my first spinning class! I'm pretty proud of myself for completing the entire hour! I found it quite challenging and had to sit on some of the climbs, but I'm going back next Tuesday and do it again so that I can up my endurance and fitness! I do think I have a ridiculous sweating problem, as only a few others were as wet as me when the class was over. I think this is a great thing to keep up at least once a week.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Well, I usually don't care for Wednesday's but today is an exception. Besides the fact that I woke to my car covered in snow at 6:30 am, the rest of my day has been delightful. I had a very good(though very cold)workout at the gym. I did 40 minutes on the tredmill and 20 minutes on the recumbent bike. Which was the reason for my freezing...because I had worked up such a sweat, when I started my lifting, even with a workout jacket on, I was like an icecube! However, I've split my workout up a little and am finding it both more manageable and enjoyable. Monday I did legs(which my glutes keep reminding me even today)and today I concentrated on upper body, bis and tris. I got in a very good workout, tried some new exercises and feel very good about the whole thing. I also went tanning, which perks my mood up tremendously no matter how cold(1 degree)it is outside, and treated myself to a haircut. Tonight we are off to Captain Kat's for Dungeness Crab and I am looking forward to that as well!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Well, it's still in the single digits here in Jersey, and I was going to take my cardio inside to the gym(that's the first time since last January 2nd that I wimped out)but decided that the tredmill is just too boring for me(I do that for 45-60 minutes on M-W-F anyway). So, I tuned into the exercise channel on my cable OnDemand and picked 2 cardio workouts that lasted for an hour. I really got a good sweat going and it was nice to try something different for a change. However, I am the most unco-ordinated human on the face of the earth...but anyway, it's not like anyone saw me. Food today is back in my complete zone, which is a good thing too...
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