I do. My favorite park pastime was the monkey bars where I could spend hours just there....monkeying around. I have always been active, and here I am again
hitting my gym faithfully for 2 weeks now...started off carefully with less weight....alternating lifting weights with high impact cardio to achieve my own circuit training routine. The gym owners remembered me and welcomed me back. My fitness buddy joined with me too. What I appreciate about my friend is that she has her fitness routine and I have mine, and we're both comfortable in being independent at the gym. She has medical complications (a 3 yr. cancer survivor), and sometimes has to cancel her gym trip at the last minute; so, at first going without her took more discipline to just go alone...but I'm in the groove now....I roll with it! So, it's all good.
I did lose ONE pound this week....this makes 18# down since I began in February. I am thankful...wish it were more, but I will be content. It is what it is...and my focus is purely on ...::::reshaping my health.
My good ol' friend Self Discipline is truly valuable...let me tell ya! Sometimes after a BUSY day (which this week has been every day), I have had to scrape myself off the floor, push myself to my car and mechanically back down the driveway.... I say all the way to the gym with my pumped up music blaring, "It's Gym Time, Laura!"...and "You'll be so glad afterwards"...and you know what? It's true, I always am. I've moved past the sore feeling...now it's just ...:::awesome:::..such a sweet place of Strength! Sometimes I get teary eyed during a workout just because it has been so long healing after the plantar fasciitis issues. I am so grateful to be healthier and back in a good place of fitness progress. I have prayed for this for a very LONG time. PTL!
Changes I have made over the past month are:
::::.. Waking up at 6 am. Monday thru Saturday (walking buddy & I always walk in the neighborhood)
:::... Gym Circuit Training Mon, Wed & Fri
:::... Eating 100% Clean daily
:::... Water....and more water
:::... Choosing healthy when surrounded by unhealthy
:::... Getting enough sleep
All of these areas of change happened gradually due to ONE small daily goal at a time I set for myself. I would have hit the dirt ....:::face first if I had tried to do it all at once. LOL! I used to do just that in my 20's....not anymore. Accepting that progress IS slow and is going to be slow IS hard... do you find that hard too?
Do you remember that I purchased a beautiful handmade mug (one of my fav things) and wrapped it up to "give to myself" when I lost another 10#? That was written in a blog back in June...well, I am still inching my way there...this 10# stretch is S-L-O-W! ....I have 7# left. If I were 20 yr's old, I'd be there already...:::make that yesterday! Oh, I need patience, ya'll...ha..ha. I see that wrapped boxed mug every day.....so want to open it. ((incentives)) It will be worth it!
But for now, I will mentally take ONE small step each DAY...:::because it does take TIME to reshape a person. It takes hope, self love, patience (I know I already mentioned that...but it takes a LOT...LOL!), and it takes Support. So thankful for SPARK! ....and You!