Wednesday, February 06, 2013
I finally went to the gym. And you know what?
I liked it.
Granted, it's 30minutes of the elliptical trainer - I'm not walking into psycho spin classes, heat yoga, or training for a marathon, but I enjoyed the peace of mind it brought me. The first time I went it was just a matter of going through motions and a bit of a wake up call as to how unhealthy I am. The second time, I walked in furious and walked out relaxed with a clear head. THAT'S the feeling I needed.
The next day I was down 4 pounds. I didn't needed that, but it was a damn good reinforcement. So I tried the 10 minutes of movement suggestion the third day, also fulfilling. I actually felt bad that I didn't go to the gym the following day, but it's what made the next two times that much better. In fact, I wish there was time today, but alas my job only allows so much flexibility.
So here's the thing: I'm getting the work out thing down and LOVE the benefits. But, as I've mentioned before, the balance is so totally out of whack. I'm behind in the work and going to bed later trying to keep up with everything. I know it isn't the gym's fault, but it has taken time in my day that was otherwise to keep me in track. It doesn't mean I'm going to stop, but I just can't wrap my head around this idea of balance. It sounds like such a peaceful concept and would help me so many other facets of my life (which I'm pretty sure I'll be blogging about later tonight).
So if you're reading this and content with your life - the balance allows work time, you time, and family time, please share your secrets because my wheels are spinning so fast they feel like they're going to fall off!