getting back in the game
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My brother reminded me the other day that it had been a long time since I blogged. Nice to know that someone is reading!
Had a huge mental dilemma about getting back in the game. I have a Y membership that languishes- even have my own personalized locker there- how fortunate I am to be able to afford all of that- have I been using it??? NO.
What is insanity? It is sitting there wondering why... since you aren't making any changes... you continue to expect a different outcome????
My son started swim team practice yesterday. I REALLY wanted to go back to the gym. Sadly, the time that his practice is continues to be "booty club" time at the gym. Peak time of hot guys checking out hot girls. Just could not work up the nerve to go.
Instead of beating myself up for having the feelings that I did I decided to dust off my bike, my son pumped up the tires, and I went to the Greenway after I dropped my son off at practice. I don't know how far I actually went (plug for SP maps, insert here, LOL) but for those that know the Roanoke area, I rode from Wasena Park to the water treatment plant in SE and then back again. I'm a bit shaky on the bike so it was quite an adventure! I almost wiped out going around a tight corner because there were two women walking side by side and taking up all of the area. I believe that it would be so much better if people remembered that they do not own that area and "stay to the RIGHT".
I felt so free on that ride. Nervous about falling off, wrecking, looking foolish, but I did it. There was a man speed skating and it was fascinating to watch. He was right behind a cyclist and they were both going extremely fast. I loved the feel of the wind, smelling all the different smells (some really wonderful grilling out was going on), and just being out getting some exercise.
I plan to get on the treadmill this am and get in at least 1/2 hr of walking before I go to work. There is a great granola bar recipe on SP that I am going to make this evening. It's the ex's bday tomorrow and my son and I will make him some of those and maybe some banana bread.
I will have a positive "can do" attitude today because I know that I have the power to change. I just have to be willing to stop sitting around being insane (see above definition).
Have a productive day SP- "One day at a time, one step at a time"