Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Back at it yesterday and last night. I did really well all through the day at work. And did not so well when I got home. We ordered pizza and my sister ordered a lot of extra stuff that was just sitting around and tempting me and I ate. I caved. A little. But I did walk the 1.2 miles to the gym. Decided to start adding some strength training in 2 days a week so I started that last night. Then walked a little more than the 1.2 miles home so I could get in 40 minutes of walking. So far I am not sore today, well the legs are a little. So I started it off right. Trying to start light make sure I am doing it correctly. Strength training is where I usually tend to try to do too much too early. I know what I used to do, but tend to push it faster than I should. So, trying to keep it smart.
It felt good to be back out exercising. The knee was feeling good. The ear is feeling a little better now that I have a couple days worth of antibiotics in me. Tonight is a light workout on the bike at the gym. I plan to finally do some road riding over the weekend since diving is out.
Mainly I am looking forward to a good weekend camping with about 12 friends. I will likely not dive until Sunday, if I dive, but just hanging out with a big group will do me good. I am trying to get my former mindset back. Not beating up on myself for splurging now and then, but also realizing that it can really only be every now and then.
This taught me how quickly we can undo what we have accomplished. It is amazing how much damage you can do in a short period of time. Simply amazing. I know it will take much more work to undo that damage, but I am up for it. It’s not like I am a stranger to work.
So, as Robin said yesterday, I got this! I can’t go back to where I was. And I can’t even stay where I am. Complacency won’t accomplish what I want to accomplish. Only work will do that. I want no “X”’s on my shirts and shorts. I only have one now, but was starting to creep back to where those were tight. I want to see only the letter “L”. I will get there. I can do this.