A different approach

Wow…I have to admit I feel amazing this morning. I woke up way before my alarm was supposed to go off. I contemplated not going to the gym because I didn’t get enough rest. Then I told myself to stop being lazy. I wasn’t going to fall back to sleep and I just needed to get up and stop making excuses. So…I did just that. For the whopping two days I went to the gym last week I only did 30 minutes on the treadmill and left. After all work was so important that I needed to get there early. That’s what I told myself anyway. I walked super slow for those 30 minutes because well…I’m fat as hell with jacked knees and didn’t want to push myself. This week…I want things to be different. Going to the gym takes priority over getting to work early. If I want to get to work early then I need to move faster. I decided my time on the treadmill would be based on distance instead of time. Today my goal was to reach a mile and a half. It’s not a long ways but if you walk super slow then it can take a while. I found myself speeding up the treadmill so that I could reach the distance faster. I know it may sound crazy but it helped me and now I know I can do more than I have been. Tomorrow I will try to beat the time I had today. As I improve then the goal will increase. Before you know it I will be at a 5K. 😊

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One Hour

There is no doubt that time is precious. I often feel like there is not enough time in a day to accomplish all that I want to. The truth is there is plenty of time I just do not use it wisely. This is the last week of the 21 day fix. In fact I believe this is day 19. For days 15-21 it was suggested that I do 2 workouts per day. Instead of doing two of the videos I had planned to do one video and then take a 30 minute walk at some point during the day. I really miss walking. It’s so therapeutic. Most people like to listen to music when they run or walk. I like to be alone with my thoughts. I haven’t been walking in a very long time. It was all kind of downhill after I injured my foot a year ago. A couple of days ago I made my way to the beach for my walk. Not my best idea ever. It wasn’t the 30 minute walk I intended it to be because well it’s sunset on the beach. I walked a little and then took a bunch of pics. It was such a beautiful evening. Needless to say I had excuses for the other days. I worked too late, my show comes on tonight and I have to cook. I’m off work today so there are no excuses. Today was the day to finally attempt to walk again. I’m naturally a slow walker. I’m not one of those pulse checking chicks walking faster than someone runs. Maybe one day but not today. Everything is slow motion these days. I’m sure if I keep going I will start to move a little quicker. I decided it would be wise to set a timer before I left. I wanted to know how far I could go in the allotted time so I can try to exceed that distance each day. As I’m walking I begin to think about how I spend my time each day. Why can’t I carve out 30 minutes two times a day? It’s not even a consecutive hour. It takes 30 minutes to do the video and a 30 minute walk. I had planned to do one in the morning and one in the evening. I always feel so much better after both so why do I cheat myself of that feeling? I will work way too many hours and sit on the couch watching tv but I can’t plan out 30 minutes twice a day to do something that will benefit me, my family and others around me. That’s pure insanity. I truly believe if people would carve out time for themselves the world would be a happier place. We are all worth it…the hard part is realizing that. So…it’s time for me to develop a healthy habit. Rain or shine I will walk for 30 minutes every single day and will continue to do my videos for another 21 days. You don’t get what you want by doing nothing. I don’t want to just lose weight. I want to be a healthier and happier person.