Sunday, March 20, 2011
It has been a long time, several weeks actually, since I last worked out. I've lost all motivation to go to the gym. I'm tired of the machines, tired of my video workouts, unable to find anything new, and just plain bored.
Today I decided to get out there and try to walk 1 mile as quickly as I could, but I apparently have no perception when it comes to distance. What I thought was going to be 1 mile turned out to be 3.88.
My goal now is to reduce the time on the walk until it turns into a run, and while I cannot predict how quickly I can do it, I'll just aim to see what my best will be.
After the walk I decided to do some strength training. I decided to do what was recommended to me in the very beginning when my weight loss journey was going fabulously. This was simple training which did not require a lot of time. It consisted of 1 upper body exercise, 1 core, and 1 lower body exercise, none of which involved any equipment. No sweat, I thought, it shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes.
Well when I got home, I thought "well, I'm only a few steps away from the gym, so why not just go and use the equipment?" I did, and it is certainly nothing to brag about, but I did start very small, completed all my reps and went home.
If I can keep up all that I've done today, I'm confident that only positive results will come of the effort, however small.
At the end of the day it was a wonderful workout, and I feel great!