Saturday, June 08, 2013
That's how many days I made it to the gym this week and I'm really proud of myself. I can't believe how easy it is to go, just as easy as it is not to go. Once you start getting back to it, you don't want to miss your classes or the people you take them with, or let your trainer down by not being there. Plus I really am paying for these classes, so I should be going to them all the time. When you're paying for it you can't feel guilty for going all the time, it's money after all. One of my biggest things recently is learning to go about my day without worrying what other people might think. I can't worry about what so and so is going to think about whatever I'm doing, they're not here to care and they're probably not thinking about me anyway and if they are who cares I can't change it. It's just too crippling to be paranoid all the time, and so I enjoy meeting up with Justine and Susanna for our work outs with Gathan three days a week. We support and push each other during our classes together and that's what is important. Coming together to improve our fitness.
I've only been back into my routine for 3 weeks and I already got the 'I'm worried about you message". Why do we not worry about our friends that smoke and drink and eat take out and don't exercise? Why do we suddenly get all concerned about a friend finally committing to that healthy lifestyle they always talk about? We have such a culture of unhealthy habits in America that as soon as someone breaks away from that and focuses on clean eating and regular fitness our friends freak out about 'overdoing' it, or sounding compulsive. We should be freaking out about the compulsion to smoke a pack of cigarettes every day and celebrate when we get to the gym every day, not the other way around. I want a lean, hard, fit, clean body with abs and biceps and quads that are hard and shapely and strong. I want to be flexible, and take the stairs and eat foods that make me feel clean inside. I don't want to have a walker when I'm 85, or heart disease, or high cholesterol or high blood pressure, or depression, or bone disease, or kidney troubles. I want to keep having 110/70 for a blood pressure and have doctors look at me like I'll put them out of business if word gets out about this lifestyle. I don't want a shrink and prozac, I want a trainer and dumbbells. I don't need to be an IFBB Bikini pro, I just need to be fit and lose the rest of the extra weight.
I don't see it happening, but there is an 8:30am Yoga class tomorrow (June 9). So head on over if you're a White Plains member, Ginny is a great Yoga instructor. I usually go to the Monday night 7:30 class. I'm going to spend some more time reading my book. I'm reading through A Song of Ice and Fire, still only on the first book, but I'm picking up speed.