Well, I recently moved to a new area of town. In my old neighborhood I used to love to go walking. It was on a busy street with all sorts of joggers and bikers.
My new neighborhood is…well it’s different. It’s kind of a bad part of town. I stopped walking by myself at night after some guy drove by me three times and slowed down. Sometimes I can get my boyfriend to go with me, but he really doesn’t like to walk unless it’s a scenic trail or something (I can’t blame him)
And just a minute ago I figured I’d try walking a different way down a semi-busy street. Turns out there’s no sidewalk, and nobody’s even mowed the grass in forever. I wound up falling in a hole I couldn’t see through the grass.
Then it started to rain.
I really miss being able to walk. I’m not sure what I’m going to do about it =/
Had a great workout today at the gym. I’m feeling great, but I feel like my progress is at a stand-still. I can’t really do anymore though, so I’m not sure how I should tackle this.
It could be that it’s just slow going and I’m impatient. Hopefully in a few months, when I look back on everything, I’ll see the progress I’ve made.
But right now I’m stuck at the same weight, stuck on the same routine, and stuck with no time to step it up.
I’m at the gym 4-6 times a week for at least an hour, and the days I’m not there I try to go for walks. I’m eating well too, but I just feel stuck.
Maybe (if I ever find time) that spin class will help me get over this plateau.
I’m so tired.
My boyfriend and I moved out of our apartment last week, I have finals tomorrow, and there’s been a whole bunch of family drama.
Plus, with the recent deaths/injuries from that accident everything has just been feeling so messed up. Luckily working out is the one thing in my life that hasn’t really been effected.
I haven’t had time to write here for a while with everything going on, but I still make it to the gym almost every day (twice today!)
...well, except for a few days last week when moving got really hectic.
But after tomorrow the semester is over and I can finally start to rest, and hopefully work out more!
I’m not seeing the results I want to see yet, but I am seeing some results. I think I’m going to join a weekly cycling class. The instructor talked me into it. He said they burn an average of 900 something calories in one 45 minute session. That’s intimidating and exciting all at once.
I seriously love the gym. It’s so funny to think about how just a few months ago I never ever exercised, now I’m at the gym almost every single day.
I see myself every single day, so I don’t really notice much of a difference day-to-day, but it really hit me when I saw a picture that was taken of me a week or so ago. I have color, I look more cut, and i just look
happier. All around I look and feel much healthier.
I can’t believe I used to have this weird fear of the gym. It should just go to show me that I need to stop being afraid of new situations and push myself out of my comfort zone, because that’s how the best things in my life have come to me.
I’m really glad that I made this goal “get in shape” instead of “lose weight” or “exercise more”. Getting in shape is really an all-over thing, involving everything from the food you eat to your morning routine.
I’m happy I’ve made it this far, and I can’t wait until I can mark this goal as done!
So much has happened lately.
I lost two very close friends in a car accident, and my brother-in-law is still in the hospital as a result.
So, needless to say, working out has been kind of secondary in my mind.
I’m really trying to stay positive in these hard times though. I got a YMCA membership and yesterday I worked out for about 2 1/2 hours. It was so much fun, I was surprised. It seems less like a chore than working out at home does.
I finally got over my fear of gyms and did it!
I was right, getting back on track hasn’t been very hard. I have’t been pushing myself, because it’s finals week and I’m more concerned with studying right now, but I have been getting back into the swing of it.
As soon as I started working out again I remembered why I was doing it in the first place, it’s really exhilarating and I actually DO like it :)
So, because of my suddenly hectic schedule and a little bit of uninspiration I’ve managed to not work out much at all this past week.
So today is going to be another “I Will!” day,
hopefully so is tomorrow.
I have a feeling once I start my routine normally again it won’t be hard to get back into it, I’ve just been thrown off my game.
It’s been SO hard for me to get motivated the past few days! I dunno what’s up, it’s like my energy level is suddenly nil. I think it might be because of the semester coming to an end, and everything I’ve been having to do for school. Maybe I’m just burnt out?
I’m trying to get back on track. Last night I ate SOOOO much and didn’t even work out =x
But I’m trying to do better tonight. I’m going to make myself do everything from my “I WILL” entry.
Honestly all I want to do is lay around the house. It’s really unlike me.
I really impressed myself with my goals yesterday. Not only did I do everything I said I would do, I actually did
And I found out that I can do double a lot of my exercises now, without straining myself. I guess it’s time to up the anty a little. I’ve been underestimating myself, so I’m glad I decided to give it a try.
I also FINALLY made it through all 10 minutes of my cardio video. On the lowest intensity, of course, but it was still awesome.
So today my confidence is soaring, but I know I need to keep it up, because physically I’m not where I want to be yet. It’s just great to be seeing results and feeling an ab burn.
For the last two days, since it’s been the weekend, I’ve been slacking a little bit more than usual. Still doing some work, and even had a good ab burn going on yesterday, but I need to up it a notch.
And I feel like if I write it down first I might be more likely to do it :)
So, tomorrow I will:
Go for a 40 minute walk
Do 2 sets on my punching bag
Do all of my sit-ups
Do my weight lifting
Do 25 squats
Do the mountain climber for 30 seconds
Do 50 jumping jacks
Do 50 reverse push ups
Do 25 push ups
Do my 3 minute aerobics video
Do my 10 minute cardio video (as much of it as I can get through, at least)
And EAT HEALTHY! Lately I’ve been very good about this, but I went a little sugar-crazy this weekend. I need to step it back down to veggies and cottage cheese and all of that healthy stuff .