Saturday, September 29, 2012
Seems like the time has come. My workout buddy and I decide the day before when we will exercise the following day. Yesterday we were going to take a long lunch again and work out. I was thinking that I kind of like that schedule as I know that I will get the workout in and my evenings are free to get things done around the house.
Well... she gets in touch with me in the morning and tells me lunch time is not going to work for her and she was thinking after work. I was a little bummed but told her, that was ok and she would call after work. She called all right, but to tell me that she couldnt make it. This is the kind of things that really get me upset (I know it shouldnt). I am one of those people that need to "prepare" myself or "plan" my days. (yes even today I have a list of things to do).
On the positive side: I did go to the gym by myself. This is a big step for this "chicken". I wasn't totally alone there and wasnt totally comfortable- still working on that part. I did get in 30 minutes on the elliptical. Should have stayed and did some strength training but wanted to get home and have dinner with my son before he left for the evening.
Lesson: I know that they say you will stick with something more if you have someone to join you. I am thankful that she was there for the past couple months to get me going. I just don't think I can depend on her and that I might be better off planning on going to the gym by myself. If she comes with- great, if not then I wont be disappointed and it wont change my plans.
I am still working on feeling comfortable at the gym (it has only been 2 weeks). I have been good about the treadmill, elliptical and stationary bike. I just have to work on getting on the other machines and getting in some strength training.