Saturday, May 21, 2011
Maybe "liking" exercise is a bit strong at the moment. But I LOVE the feeling of accomplishment and completion when I'm done working out. I've made noticeable progress in the last month. I went from refusing to run (out of embarrassment) to dreaming about it to completing a mile in 17:45. For some people that's very slow but for me it feels like I'm flying! My goal for June is to do a mile in 15 minutes. When people give me compliments instead of downplaying it, I smile and saying thanks and sometime I even show off my (budding) bicep muscles! Now when I go out I dress so that I can sneak in some exercise not to be cute or be noticed. I feel like I'm missing something when I go too many days without working out. I'm looking forward to switching to a bigger gym with more equipment and classes and maybe even taking water aerobics classes one day. I'm still very self-conscious (esp. about my stomach) and I know I have a long way to go but every day that I stay positive and focused brings me closer to my goal. And I'm glad that all of you are along for the journey with me!