Saturday, February 16, 2013

It is REALLY Happening!

Well, it is really happening now.  I have started going back to the gym. I joined Planet Fitness for that great low price of $10 a month.  I have been going three times a week and have been walking on the treadmill for an hour.  That lets me get in about 3 miles of walking.  So far my legs have felt a little rubbery  but after that I feel just fantastic for the rest of the day.  I do take baths in Epsom salts just in case.  So far no soreness.  Just a feeling of euphoria that I am finally making that lifestyle change that has been so long in the coming. 

Granted it did have a catalyst.  About a month or so ago I was sick with  a bad cold and I had to do to the doctor.  He did all the normal things, weigh, blood pressure, temperature.  We discovered for the very first time that my blood pressure was a little high.  He has since put me on some medication and that has reduced it.  So with that  of course he suggested I lose weight.  That something I already knew but it all struck a note that had not been struck before. 

I am back on the gym trail. In my 20's and 30's I was a gym rat.  I lived at the gym, was a size 8 and was in perfect shape, not an ounce of fat.  I will return there.  Or as close as I can get.  I am looking forward to wearing some of the clothes that I could never part with.  I kept them...all my small clothes.  I knew I would be returning here I am.  Finally on the track were I want to go. 

The Lenten season is upon us and I have even incorporated that into it.  No more sweet snacks at my desk at work during the day.  That was not helping.  So I am staying away from that. 

At the gym, I think I will stick with the walking for a while but I would like to advance eventually to the elliptical machines.  Time.  It takes time.  It did not gain all this weight in a day and it will not go away in a day either.  The bad thing is that it goes on quicker than it goes off.  Time will make all the difference!

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~


makeupgirl said...

This is really inspiring. I recently had a gym membership that expired and I have been so lazy and haven't gone to renew it. Good luck!

My Shoes said...

Thank you! I know it will be a struggle but I am really determined! I do not want that money I am paying to go to waste!