Sunday, April 20, 2014

Day 59

It's a day of rest....and a day of reflection. I have been less than consistent and need to get back into a regular schedule! Mallory is almost here and I want to be on a regular schedule. We're committing to do some healthy things together this summer, so I don't want to be "starting over" with exercise when she gets here!

This upcoming week is busy, so I need to figure out right now how to put in a workout everyday.

MONDAY: I work until 2:30. So I will come home and rest for 30 minutes, get changed and go for a walk up to Wasatch Blvd to the old Stake Center. (3 miles)

TUESDAY: I work in the morning and have YW at night. So I should be home by noon. Get changed and convince Diane to walk to Bell Canyon Park with me.

WEDNESDAY: I have workmen here until late afternoon. I'l either talk to Megan about meeting me at the gym, or just go myself and do 45 minutes of biking (BORING!)

THURSDAY: It's Blake Day until 5:30 and then a meeting with the landscaper. I think an evening walk up to the Turkey Farm would be the best.

FRIDAY: Another full day with workmen. On their lunch break, I'll walk over to Draper through Mtn Oaks Ward.

SATURDAY: Zumba at 8:00 am!!

I'll check in everyday with my success stories!!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Who knows?

Who knows what day it is! I did go to Zumba today and I felt the lack of exercise that I had done this week. 

You would think after 50+ days it would be impossible to quit working out everyday… But it is really quite easy. So I am really committing myself to get back into good health habits. Even when life is difficult, the best way to feel better is  physical labor

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Day 55

Had a fun workout today at the gym. 

 I worked up a sweat and felt like I really put in some good effort. Feels good to do something productive today

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 48

Just when I start thinking that 100 days is kind of overkill for a challenge, I have a day like today. A friend told me to try attending Silver Sneakers, a class taught by Lindsi at Life Center. She said it was a great workout even though was for old people.

I arrived at the class a few minutes after it started and people were so kind to get my chair set up and all the weights and everything that I would need. I looked around and saw the class was FILLED with really old people! That was okay and I kept working out. It was a nice class.

But as the class continued and I kept glancing at all the old made me start to think of my mom. Lindsi would've done so much for her to be in a class like this. She is so sweet with all of these people.

Throughout the class, Lindsi kept telling us to look in the mirror and see if our posture and position was correct. I did so, and I was shocked at how I looked. That's when it all came together as I started thinking about how my mom would feel about how I look now.

How did I get here? How did I let it get so bad? It makes me sick to see the way that I look. I'm sitting here in the car with tears rolling down my face because I'm so amazed at how awful it look. Will I ever have enough stamina to look good? I don't know if I have it in me. Do I even have enough time in this life to keep myself healthy again? It's not like I think I'm going to die tomorrow, but to think that I would only have a few more years left after I get myself healthy is pretty rotten. I wasted a lot of time enjoying food and junk rather than enjoying good health. Is it too late? I know logically that it's not, but it seems like such an incredibly long journey

Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 47

I made it! I'm completely exhausted, but I made it! I got up and went to Aqua Aerobics and then went straight to Zumba. I thought I would die before Zumba was over! But, you know, I didn't!
I may have pushed it too far, but it was fun trying. 

I'm not sure I'll do it again but at least I proved I could do something hard. I'm going to have to see how this affects my knees by the end of today, and then I'll make plans for the future. It's fun to see how far I can push myself… Without killing myself!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 46

Though it is my Day Of Rest, I've been thinking through the week and making plans for my exercise program. 

I talked to a woman last week at Aqua Aerobics. She said that she uses the swim class to loosen up her knees so she can go directly to the next class which is Zumba. That sounds like a perfect idea to preserve my knees. So tomorrow I'm going to try that and see if it works little bit better for me 

Day 45

I have finally returned from sickness! I went to Zumba today and it felt great. My knees have been killing me all day, but it's worth the pain. I'll ice them today and see if I can get them back on track. 

It feels good to be moving forward again… And not just moving forward to the toilet!