Friday, July 15, 2011
Woke up this morning knowing I had chores to do, and this brought me down
So I got the hubby going and off we went. I planned on going to the gym after running around, but increasingly started feeling sluggish and not well. I made up my mind that I didn't feel well and was going to go home and get in bed. But I bought new earbuds while out, and as I was trying them out on my phone I was listening to my get-up-and-go music. I glanced at the gym bag I had packed, turned to hubby and said drop me at the gym and I'll walk home after.
I'm usually self conscious about being a big girl, but I felt right at home. I tried different cardio machines where as I usually just walk on the treadmill. I still can't tolerate much on the eliptical since lifting my own weight is still a challenge, but I know I'll get it and at least I tried. I finally settled on the stationary bike as it was the only the that I could read "the Spark" on while excercising. I noticed I was going at a really good pace with the fit-appearing woman next to me, and I wasn't dying! Yay ME! So I'm dreaming of
trying a 5k someday, and have been increasing my walking to almost 3 miles.
But the thought of jogging was still a distant dream. So as I walked home couple of blocks, I broke into a jog! It didn't last but maybe a 50 yards but I did it! and I can do it! Very exciting as I continue on my journey everyday trying new challenges. I'm gonna keep Sparking!