Day 64: Stuck at 11 Lbs Off; But Joined a New Gym and Got Mom to Join, Too!
Monday, March 05, 2012
Today is Day 64 of the year. I'm discouraged that I've only lost 11 lbs in 2 months. Losing my mojo, so to speak. Tonight I had spaghetti and an ice cream sundae for dinner.
And I didn't exercise all weekend, because I just didn't feel like it. And I recognize that THOSE aren't the words of a DETERMINED loser; those are the words of someone who's white-knuckling it through based on emotions. I don't want to be one of those anymore. I just want to DO IT because it's what I decided to do, and my mind is stronger than my emotions.
Anyway, I *did* get myself to a new gym about 5 minutes from my house this weekend, and I bought a 10-visit punch card so I can try it out. Part of my loss of enthusiasm I think is that I need to work out more/harder in order to keep losing. And 10-15 minutes/day on my recumbent isn't cutting it.
I'm one of those people who's inspired by being in the presence of others who are working out. The new gym is good because it's new--it won't be the same old place I've gone to for the past several years of yo-yo'ing up and down. Change is good, right?
One very cool thing about it is that I was also able to talk my 78.5-year-old mother into joining with me! She has arthritis in her back, shoulders, arms, etc, and is in a fair amount of pain on a daily basis, plus she's 4'11" and weighs 200 lbs.
I have to drive by Mom's house on my way to the new place. So I can stop by and pick her up, and we'll go together.
I'm excited to do it with her. :-)