Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Although i cant say I miss exercise I can say I miss all the benefits. The way my body felt afterward, how it caused me to eat healthier, how it helps me to sleep, lose weight, the ability to walk faster etc. Mostly, how it apparently stopped me from having bad back pain...
I stopped going to the gym in Sept because of $$. But the things I like to do (swimming, fitness classes) you kind of need a gym so I did nothing. Not good. Mid January I started getting back pain in a way I ever did before. Usually rest and some Robax and I was good to go. Not this time. Work sent me home multiple times, I was completely hunched over. I started physio aand they gave me some exercises and by the beginning of March I was back to normal. They asked me why I thought I suddenly had such bad back pain....I said I thought it was because I quit exercising. They said it was probably the leading cause.
If this isnt motivation to get back to the gym then what is? I sucked up my pride and got my membership subsidized. I am finding a way to afford it.
April is going to be my month.
I am not going to focus on full workouts as I know that will overwhelm me. Instead I am focusing on SOMETHING 4 days a week. Today was day one. Before work I climbed the stairs in my apartment building 2x. Thats 20 flights of stairs. I hardly sweat (didnt until afterward actually) and my legs didnt hurt tooooo bad, but my lungs? There were so out of shape that my throat burned ridiculously at the end. Im going to remember that feeling when I feel like sleeping in.
Tomorrow? In the am i am either going to do the stairs again or get on an exercise machine for 20 minutes.
I can do this.
I will do this.