Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's becoming...

a part of my daily routine now!

I joined the gym last Tuesday, 10/6. I worked out that day and the next, skipped Thursday & Friday, went after work Saturday AND Sunday, even went on Monday, my day off from work, and yesterday afternoon after work. So far, since I joined, I have been 6 days out of 8. Monday I almost talked myself out of going, but I went anyway.

I haven't yet begun to tackle the food issue... Portion size, types of food, etc. But so far I am being consistent with going to the gym. Yay me! And next Wednesday at 4pm, I have signed up to meet with a trainer (included in my $10 membership), who will help me design a workout program that is best suited to meet my needs. Super excited about getting some direction from someone who knows way more than I do!

I also have not set any specific goals yet. But hopefully will do that sometime in the near future. Right now, I am just happy that I am sticking with the workout thing. I was especially pleased with myself on Monday, b/c I REALLY tried to talk myself out of going. But I learned one thing for sure: I personally can NOT work out on an empty stomach ever again! I'm not saying I need to eat a five-course meal or anything like that, but I need at least some nourishment before tackling the exercise thing....

In closing, I know this post may seem trivial to some of you who are going through some really sad times right now. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. If you ever need a friend to listen, I am here!

Amy Beth :o)


*Monica said...

Not trivial at all! I am proud of you, developing a new habit is very hard work!

Jamie Ainsworth said...

You're being more diligent than I am right now! Definitely eat before--I used to have a Special K bar or something like that when I worked out in college. Just keeps the energy going! Can't wait to see you, Skinny Minnie! I miss how the gym made me feel so much better about myself.

Amy said...

Thanks, Monica! That means a lot.

And Jamie: Minnie isn't quite so Skinny just yet, but hopefully I'll see and feel some results from my workouts soon.... I'm determined to go at least 4 to 5 times a week. And eventually we, as a family, will work on our eating habits. Baby steps for now though, but at least they're steps, right?? :o)