Climbing back onto the wagon

When I was young and single, I used to be in such great shape. I remember a friend from high school coming to visit me in Dallas and commenting how OMG ripped my arms were. At that time, I was going to the gym at least an hour a night. It was insane. Needless to say, I don’t have any ridiculous expectations of that happening again.

Anyone who knows me, knows what a health nut I am when it comes to food. But I have to confess that lately, I have not been consistent with the physical activity aspect of my own health. OK, even that is understating it. I have not moved from the couch since, oh, probably before Christmas.

I have some great excuses for this, let me tell you all about them:

  • I hurt my foot
  • I got sick
  • I don’t want to join a new gym because everyone else is doing it this time of year
  • It has been too freaking cold

Those are just excuses, though. I still have yoga classes left on my yoga card. We live right next to White Rock Lake. We have a Wii Fit.

I also read this article in Glamour about small changes. There was a lady who decided to do 10 pushups as soon as she rolled out of bed in the morning, and after a while she increased the amount. No special equipment, no changing clothes, no going outside in the cold. But just something to kind of get her started.

So, this morning both Christian and I got out of bed and did 10 pushups (OK, he did 14) when we got out of bed. Yesterday, we were both working from home and we went for a walk down the street and back (about 1.5 miles) on our lunch break. It was very nice. And after I walked, I was not as cold for a few hours!

2 thoughts on “Climbing back onto the wagon

  1. TRS says:

    I understand… it’s hard to get motivated. I’m doing yoga too – it’s good for getting back in slowly (needed for my condition) but also challenging, relaxing and well, challenging.

    I’ve tried the pushup thing. Maybe I should do that again.
    Also, I was very fit in my younger years too – and some folks still expect it of me, so I understand how that feels. After a period of no activity, I’m not happy with the shape of my body so that’s my motivation now.

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