Monday, July 01, 2013
I decided no more excuses with exercise so I went to a class this morning.
Okay, so probably not the brightest choice for someone who had not exercised in a loooong time. There's always an excuse. I don't feel well. I'm too busy. The problem is I think I've internalized this so much that I'm afraid to exercise. What if I overdo it and die? Seems like a silly question, but I do think it. Part of having anxiety. It's hard for me to tell the difference between my body telling me to stop and my mind telling me to stop.
Well, I went and I was terrible at it but I'm proud of myself anyway. I'm not sure I will go back just yet. The workout was too strenuous for me as someone getting back into fitness. I'm a little shaky now. I'll likely find something a little less aggressive - even if I adapted the workout to be more low impact - and work back up to it. My goal is to get fit, not ruin myself in the process.
My words for the day: Stay active, but stay smart!