Editor’s Note: Whoa is it ever wet out there! This late Fall rain is absolutely crazy, definitely time for hats. If you missed it, be sure to check out our piece from this morning on scoring the coolest hats in town HERE. Now, it’s time for our fitness update. Stay dry!
Getting fit is an uphill battle. Life is perpetually in the way. Or is it? Tired of our excuses? We are. Things are starting to shape up around here, we are starting to understand the habits and mindset that keep us from fitness. We’re even starting to enjoy the workout. Here’s an update on the last few weeks:
I feel like the last couple of weeks have constituted some real progress for me. While I don’t get to the full workout every day, there are little bits of squats and sit ups, walks and weights that get a little bit in while the bigger workouts are happening way more consistently.
Time and a general sense of perpetual tiredness are still the major hurdles with me. But, I’m making peace with my realities and getting creative with the way I work fitness in.
I have, finally, started getting back into shirts and sweaters that have been uncomfortably snug for the last few months – which totally excites me.
My feet are really changing, which is interesting and crazy all at the same time. They seem to be stretching, releasing, being way less of a concern in terms of “how long can I be on them before I won’t be able to walk tomorrow.”
The biggest hump right now? Rhonda’s new workout.
Holy crikey, I haven’t done lunges in years and my legs are overly aware of the horrifying pain of using a muscle that thought it was on a permanent vacation.
This new workout may leave me waddling for the next few weeks, but I strangely love it – feeling very strong and solid.
Off to hit the treadmill – the perfect way to get myself out of a rainy-day funk.
My unintentional mantra…
P – romises
R – eniged
O – nly
C – ause
R – egret
A – nd
S – elf doubt
T – hat always
I – mpede
N – ew
A – ccomplishments
T – hat help
I – nspire
O – ngoing
N – oteworthy progress
These last few weeks has me struggling to get past the P-R-O-C-R-A-S (emphasis on the ASs) portion of this miserable word. Rhonda has implemented a new program for us as we move through her plan that is tougher, but really good for us. I have a feeling she’s much too patient with me… I’m going to channel the embarrassment of our initial run-through of it as a call too action. I have to say that finally having visceral evidence of your physical state is eye opening to put it kindly, especially when said state is in the public eye. Granted… I suppose it always has-been and certainly I’m tired of feeling like one.
Progress shall be made so that I can not only move towards N-A-T-I-O-Nhood but also begin to be a better workout partner for Robin (who is kicking my butt in this by the way). Damn her and her focused efforts! ( )
Till next time…
Category: Your Healthy Nature