Thursday, September 20, 2012
I don't know how many people from SparkPeople use the YMCA, but I would not go anywhere else. I tried a gym years ago. Felt so out of place. Then along came the YMCA. I joined because I needed to lose the weight. I was pleased with how nice people were. How willing they were to help. Then things for me changed and I stopped going. Here it is 10-11 years later and I'm still for the YMCA.
I love the one I go to. Every morning I see the same Fitness person on the floor. He's very bright, happy, cheerful, encouraging. When he saw me this morning, as usual, he gave me a high five and asked how I was doing. I told him I was on day 25. He said see I knew you could do it. And as I left today, He said see you tomorrow, Day 26! He was just as happy about that as I was because as I was walking out that's all I heard him shouting, Day 26! Yeah Day 26! So I walked out with a smile today. I would not go to a normal gym for NOTHING now. At the Y they have classes, water classes, the gym, basket ball courts, dance classes, get togethers... You name it. And for me to join the volleyball "club" was only $10.00 Which isn't bad. But the other classes are included in my membership. I just feel like I get so much more from the YMCA than I do a normal gym.
Day 25 has been completed! I started the day off with sharing a motivational quote/picture from Sparkpeople on my facebook. Then I went and did 36 minutes on the treadmill and walked 1.62 miles. I've already managed 5 glasses of water. I've never gotten past my fast break goals. I believe it is time to change that. Since now I have this exercise thing down as well as writing everyday down, its time to work on MORE water every day. I want to get off of the fastbreak goals and on to the next step!
I am being very successful at this. I am being productive. Over a month ago I used to get up make Brad's lunch/breakfast/coffee and go back to bed. That is, if I even got out of bed at that time to do all this for him. Sometimes, he would just let me sleep and not bother waking me. Yes I am still tired but the difference is I do not go back to bed. I get myself dressed and out the door to the YMCA. This way I get my exercise done first thing in the morning and my day doesn't ruin my plan to work out! I actually get it done. No more excuses. I've made no more excuses. And I'm on the road to a better ME!!!!!
So to those who want to stand there and watch me burn, by means you can stand there and watch but guess what I'm burning the fat away. I'm creating a healthier, happier more productive ME. This time next year I will be able to say look what I did. Look how big I used to be! I can't wait to see my boys' reactions when they see the changes I've made. I can't wait to take them hiking and be able to do it with them! Yep I'm doing this! I'm making a difference in me and my life and my health!