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Day 1 - "Let's do this!"


Friday, October 12, 2012

As of today, I have finally become serious about becoming healthier. I joined a gym about a 2 weeks ago and have gone 4 times since I joined. One night, for some reason, I was unable to sleep. I felt anxious. I had so many things running through my mind (work, my sister's pregnancy, a job that I applied for, and just random things). I suddenly got the urge to go swimming. I'm a Pisces and so I love water. Mind you, I haven't swam laps in years. So, in the morning at 6am, I drove to Walmart and bought a swim cap and goggles. (Crazy right?!) I then drove to a gym when I knew they had a pool and purchased a day pass. I swam for a good hour, taking breaks here and there. I wanted to join the gym then but it was so early in the morning that the recruitment team wasn't there yet and didn't want to wait around so I left after my swim. Probably about 5 days later, I made an appointment with the gym to join. I was then scheduled for orientation a week later. Well, today was my orientation and it was great. I learned a lot! Now in high school, I was very active. Basketball, track, and tennis were my sports. My junior year in high school, I stopped everything. Since then, I gained 50lbs! When I woke up that morning, I didn't have weight loss in my mind. I just had the urge to swim...I felt like my body needed it. Now, fast-forward to today...during the orientation, I learned that weight lifting is crucial in reaching weight loss goals. I always thought that cardio was the most important. Anyway, when I walked in, I had in my mind that the orientation consisted of a walk through of the gym and some equipment. I was DEAD WRONG. The trainer assessed probably everything about me. He asked what my fitness goals were and I said, "just to swim." He said, "what else?" I said, "I don't know." He then told me that people who join a gym and don't have a plan or fitness goals usually cancel their membership in a matter of months. He then went through some health risks associated with weight gain. Ex: Diabetes, Cancer, Stroke, & Heart Disease. My family has a history with all of these and that's when it hit me, I NEED TO GET MY BUTT INTO SHAPE! From that moment on, my attitude about my fitness changed. I ended up hiring a trainer to meet with once a week at my gym. My first appt. is next Tuesday. I can't wait but I'm also a little nervous! I just have to keep my motivation and say to myself, "LET'S DO THIS!" Also during my orientation, the trainer had me do 10 minutes of cardio on a stair stepper and then about 15 minutes of weights. Boy am I sore tonight! BUT it does feel good to have this sore feeling back after not having it for years. My main goals for this week are: 1. Work out at least 30 minutes 4 times a week. (Today will be Day 1). 2. Buy protein powder as recommended by the trainer today. 3. Drink at least 8 oz. of water a day. 4. Write a blog everyday about my new journey. Well, that's it for now. Time to hit the sack. Stay posted for Day 2. Wish me luck everyone! Let's do this! emoticon
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MIXY_11 10/13/2012 11:16AM

  Thanks Julee!

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_JULEE_ 10/12/2012 2:13PM

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MIXY_11 10/12/2012 1:54PM

  Thank you both! :)

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TIG123GER 10/12/2012 9:24AM

    Those are great goals and will help you hit that finish line. Just take it slow and change things permanently and you will see the results you want. Lots of luck and can't wait to hear about Day 2.

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DWROBERGE 10/12/2012 4:24AM

    Keep focused for successes. You can do it. Go for it.

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