Wednesday, January 16, 2013
I didn't make new year resoluations really this year, but decided to make some changes in my life, and to make those changes slowly. When I jump in feet first, I tend to get overwhelmed and then quit. So, after 16 days of being good about food, drinking water, and getting sleep, I also made it to the gym. Kind of a huge thing for me!
With some back issues that I've had for years, all I am doing at this point is walking on the treadmill, but I know I can do more, I just have to do it slowly. Again, if I do too much at the start, I end up with hurting myself and then I quit. (Are you seeing a theme?) Although I wanted to do more last night, I quit at 30 minutes so that I didn't over-do it.
I saw a quote on this site about how everyone at the gym had a "first day" once. It was said much better than that, but last night, I kept telling myself that exact thing. Just because the equipment intimidates me and the people all seem to know so much more than I do, it doesn't mean I won't get there as well in the future. However, the scale still scares me. This is full disclosure, so don't judge....but the gym I use has a digital scale near the strength training part of the facility. I'm freaked out by it. I keep trying to see someone else use it so I know what to do, but that hasn't happened, and yesterday I had a vision of it being a new addition to the gym and that it would "read" outloud the weight! I'm sure that's not true, but it's going to take a little bit before I will be able to try out that scale!
However, I tried a new soup for lunch yesterday, had snacks through the day to keep my metabolism up and everything. Overall, a very good day!
Now I'm focusing on the rest of today. This weekend I am travelling, and am worried about going back to my old habits, but I'm not going to worry about that today. Sound like a plan? I hope so! Happy Wednesday everyone!