Today was my first day to work out on machines. I did a 5 minute warmup on the stationary bike. Then I worked out on 8 weight machines And then I walked on the treadmill 1.25 miles at 3 mph on a 3% incline. Tonight I walked with my husband 1.75 miles around our neighborhood. What a great day.
I went to the Glendale adult center and had a one hour session with a personal trainer. I was doing great until I saw myself in the mirror while working on the bench. Geez. I remember a time when that would send me running for chocolate. Not only did I walk almost 3 miles today I worked on weight machines AND I did NOT eat any dessert anytime during the day or night even though I have been craving one of those ice cream bars in my freezer. I am so proud.
I just read this on Spark People. So so right. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. I just rode my bike for the first time in over two years. If riding my bike makes me feel this energized, why don't I do it more often? I am going to look for a group of ladies who are willing and dedicated to walking 3 days a week at least two miles. It's much more fun when you have buddies to walk with. ANybody up for hiking. My hubby and I found a short hike (30 minutes up the hill and about 20 minutes down) at Thunderbird Conservation Park north of 101 on 59th ave. I am going there next Sunday about 10 am. Any takers?
I finished reading Robert Maurer's book "One small step can change your life....". One chapter says to give myself a reward (small) for succeeding in my small steps forward to my goal. I need ideas. Small - inexpensive - ideas.
For those people who, like me, are having difficulty finding the time, energy, inclination to exercise you have got to read this awesome book.
One Small Step Can Change Your Life - The Kaizen Way by Robert Maurer, Ph