Saturday, February 23, 2013
Just finished the first week of the second part of my 8 week workout I've been doin. It's awesome because many of the exercises are ones I avoid doing, because they push me harder. I'm sitting here, post Saturday workout feeling awesome, a little sore, but awesome! I feel stronger, and I'm definitely seeing big changes in my body. I've been back on track since early November, 4 months now....no missed workouts, and my diet is back to feeling like second nature. It's a good feeling, knowing I'm back and focused. I wish I had never strayed, but, I did so now, I have to learn from the past failings, and put those lessons into good, positive actions. Things like weekly weigh-ins, are imperative to staying accountable. Planning ahead for dealing with days when I must eat on the run, especially during busy softball tournaments where I'm on the field all day, and of course, hitting the gym with a planned workout, that takes out the chance to ease up.
I know many people never really buy into the exercise component, but it's a two pronged plan that leads to success, one without the other, does not equate to long term weight loss success. Let's be honest, there are days, like this, rainy, cold, dreary morning, when nothing is more appealing than staying in bed, under the covers. On those kinds of days, having a plan in place and setting your alarm, get you out of bed....I knew that today's workout (already in my log book) was a required lift for biceps/triceps. Because it was in the book, skipping the gym wasn't an option. But, once there, when the weight lifting was completed, I felt it would be a waste of time to not do more. I wasn't in the mood for spin lass, and none of the cardio machines were enticing me either. So I told myself to just do a few, easy minutes of walking on the track. But, as is usually the case, I started lapping the others on the track. Once into the music, I decided that I would go for 20 minutes, which turned into 30, and then ended at 2+ miles and 40+ minutes and even a number of laps runnung...I was finished, and feeling very pleased with myself!
Head games...the things we can talk ourselves into!!!!!! Love it!