True confession: I don’t hate the gym anymore.
I’ve been going for a couple weeks now and I’m actually liking it. Or I like the way I feel when it’s over.
I have a workout buddy who’s awesome. On Sunday, I was almost an hour late and she just kept doing cardio while she waited for me.
It’s been hard getting up before dawn but it’s kinda getting easier. I say this reluctantly.
I met with a trainer and he gave me a schedule which I must say I don’t think I’m following.
But I do cardio everyday. And I vary my strength training so I’m working different muscle groups each time. Except abs. Must do some abs everyday. It’s tough some days. But these are the small steps I talked about yesterday. I’m just going to keep working at it everyday, and someday I’ll be stronger. Someday, my core will be stronger so my running stamina will improve. Someday, my legs will be toned so I’ll be able to run faster. Someday I hope to be able to do pull-ups. Someday, all the things I do today and tomorrow and tomorrow’s tomorrow will pay off. Someday!
And after I’m done with the workout, I can bound up the steps because I feel stronger. I feel like I have the energy of a few horses. If I was a car, I’d have horsepower rating.
So this was my frown when I got there this morning
And 65 minutes and several exercises later, smiles.
Not great photos, I know. But I’m writing this down so I’ll remember that even though sometimes the workout feels like torture, it does change my mood.
So that was my morning. Turns out a morning workout is my treat to myself. And now I’m ready for the rest of the day.
What’s keeping you going today? How are you treating yourself well today?