Sunday, January 08, 2012
Hadn't been to the gym in a LONG time! When my grandmother had passed and family came ino town I was talking with my cousin and she was talking about how she was training for a marathon and man she looked great! She talked about how hard it was to get up early every morning to make it to the gym when she had time and how she used to hate running but how much she loves how she feels after doing it. It got me thinking about how wonderful I always felt after my gym work outs and I realized I missed that. It also got me thinking that I could easily get up an hour earlier to go to the gym while my husband was still home before we went to work so that I didn't have to pay for day care. So yesterday I went to my new gym and pretty much had a panic attack. My old gym was small and felt safe and comfortable. I knew the people who worked there and I felt ok being there. My old gym had closed down because another company bought them out and so I had to go to this other crazy big place. It's huge, like I began having a panic attack before I even went into the building because it was so big. But I calmed myself down and got everything situated yesterday so that I could begin exercising today. Thankfully the gentleman who helped me yesterday was there today so I felt a little more comfortable and less like an alien on a strange planet. I did ten minutes on a stationary bike at level 8 for a warm up and then braved the strength training weight machines. There were a lot of machines that I recognized and could use but there are some I'm unsure of that I need to ask for help to make sure I'm using correct form. I didn't do my cardio because there were a lot of people on the cardio machines and I was just too self aware. I know no one else cares about the out of shape chunky girl huffing and puffing on the eliptical but I just couldn't do it. So I'm trying to get my husband to go to the park with the kids and I to play some baseball. :) Or maybe some basketball... I could do that in my backyard. :)
Of course I feel amazing now. Total gym high.. the "I love you man" kind of feeling I always get after a good work out. :) I can't wait to do it again tomorrow!!