Monday, August 26, 2013
So today, I actually WORKED OUT. I mean, weights, aerobics, the things that make you remember the 80's; mambos and cha-chas, and repeater knees, oh my!
For a while I was doing what I figured were functionally fit activities like hiking, kayaking, wandering around the grocery store... Evidently, you don't burn a heck of a lot of calories with that last one. Huh. Bummer. So when I saw the boot camp challenge here on SP, I was a little nervous to commit, but I have to tell you that Nicole is quite lovable and before I knew it I was looking on you tube for a aerobic segment so I could fulfill my cardio commitment there on the challenge.
In typical Fran fashion, I started the challenge on a Thursday and then immediately saw that was probably a stupid thing to do, with the weekend and all. But I also thought, what the heck does that have to do with anything? So it's Saturday and Sunday instead of Wednesday and Thursday, so what? I stayed active, but I didn't do the video challenges. We were invited to a picnic and I ate really good, healthy food and I did have some homemade peach ice cream. I mean, c'mon.
All in all I am really feeling good about the shift to fitness that I missed for so long. I will still hike and kayak. I will still gripe about it. But I think, no, I know that I feel better after I'm done, so I will post that somewhere to remind me of the good juju that comes with moving and sweating and (God help me) cha-cha-ing.
Today, I am challenging myself to be comfortable in my own skin.