Tuesday, January 17, 2012
I really need to get back to exercising. It has been proving to be quite the challenge over the past 6 months for many reasons. I started a new job in the summertime which I never was really thrilled about and I get SAD in the summer when I am alone too much. Due to these issues it was hard for me to get to the YMCA. Once you stop going it is hard to get back. After the summer when I was ready to get back to the YMCA it seemed that everytime I was planning to go I either had to work late or I would get sick and this has continued up until last week. I felt like I was meant never to be healthy or ever reach my fitness goals. Now I am praying I can go next week so it does not turn into a hopeless case.
Normally when I do go I have been able to go after work, especially if I finished by 4pm or 4:30pm. The challenges with this is if I am really tired it is hard for me to pick myself up to go. I know once I go I will not be as tired but will sustain more energy and perkedness. Also getting my stuff ready the evening before saves some time and keeps me from being lazy.
What I can also do if I work late one week which I always do at the end of the month is that I can come home and ride my stationary bike or if not I can miss the three days and then get back to it immediately afterwards.
Other ways I do get exercise is going on day trips like skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking. These activities last a few hours and makes for a great day. Other little ways I have been able to get exercise is taking the stairs up 4 flights in my apartment building when I am not sick or carrying parcels. Also taking the stairs in the metro (similar to a subway). I also take walks around the area which gets me moving too.
Perhaps in the Spring or summer once the weather improves if I am still at my job I can walk part of the way to or from work and I can take walks at lunch time too.
I am still losing weight but once I can get myself back to a regular exercise routine it will become even more beneficial to me and will aid me even more. Plus I will be more energetic and upbeat and will feel stronger physically and emotionally.
I am sure many of us are in the same boat here, no?