Thursday, April 18, 2013
This is going to be short... Hoping I can talk myself right out this negative way of thinking. I have been walking at lunch to get my fitness in and yesterday I decided I wanted to step it up a notch and "run". I packed clothes to change into for it today and this morning felt pumped but now I don't want to do it. The problem isn't with the running. It's the whole letting the people I work with see me doing it... I am too embarrassed to do it. I planned on just using the road my work is on. How can I stop myself from worrying what others are thinking?? I've got about 8 minutes to change my mind. I am doing it no matter what, but I know if I go out there with a positive attitude I will have better results...
I went for it. And about 5 different cars full of people stopped to talk to me. Thursdays must be a go out to lunch in groups day lol. There was one lady who has recently lost almost 40 lbs that works here. She drove by and stuck a thumbs up out the window as she drove by. (And I NEVER EVER even talk to her. I don't think I have ever said anything other than hello to her.) That made me feel really good about what I was doing. I also had a great surprise. I had text Bill and told him I'd be out walking on my lunch break, well I was just moving right along and thought I heard someone. I looked back and there was Bill :) It was such a nice surprise! He came out to walk with me!
Once I got back, someone mentioned how red I was and at first I was embarrassed but then I just said proudly, of course I'm red. I just worked out! lol. I calculated my WW points for my work out and I reached 14 pp for activity as of today. That is my weekly goal. And it's only Thursday! (I go Monday to Monday so it's only a few days in!) I didn't get to "run" much. I did a little bit and it was burning my legs and my breathe. It's really really windy out (they are saying tornado watch in surrounding areas) so I wasn't too worried. But I definitely got in a great work out at lunch. Tonight I don't have to worry about it. I can go hang out with Michelle and enjoy my evening.