Sunday, October 7, 2012
Some Things Have Occurred To Me...
I am entering my third week of regular work outs at the gym, and I am finding that I feel happy after accomplishing this task. That happiness lasts about 4 hours, until I find myself getting tired at work before lunch--since I make myself get up early (4:30 AM) twice a week to get to the gym before my work day. I know I won't go after work, and it's good to feel like I've done something that day right off the bat. Takes the pressure off!
However, I have to work on the eating part now. I can tell the weight training is helping already, since I don't feel nearly as stiff and un-bendy that I have been feeling all summer. But, as Bud likes to tell me, I should be losing weight, not staying the same. That's cause I'm one of those people who eats more when I work out--and I don't need to. That darn noggin' makes me think I can keep on eating, and I can't. That's phase two.
I had a moment of clarity yesterday afternoon that came out of nowhere and blew my mind. I am ready to start running again. No great huge strides, no intense training, but I want to run! I think I've passed through my bit of freaked out brain fart running issues, and I am in a good space head-wise to start again. Phew. Plus my jeans are tight and it's annoying the hell out of me. REALLY annoying the hell out of me. And I need to update my work wardrobe, and I can't do that until those jeans don't feel so tight.
I've also discovered if I plan my week around my workouts, I don't feel so out of control. One day at a time. Not gonna get stressed. It helps that there's a Halloween Challenge at the gym that keeps track of your cardio and weight training workouts and your goal is to accumulate 3000 points for October. So far, I'm up to 700. This is motivation to hit the gym for sure! I like to see these numbers. I'm a numbers gal. Even though I suck at math.
And...I've been looking at half marathons in the spring. There are two mere moments from my house--one in April, and one near the end of May. I have plenty of time to think about them, but it would be fun to see if I could train all winter. My treadmill time at the gym is only for 30 minutes, unless I can time it right and get there when no one is working out. It's niggling at my brain, so who knows? One day at a time, one week at a time, one workout at a time. My mantra is calm...calm...you'll get there...calm...calm.
Have you had any "wow" moments lately? I don't have them very often, but when they do hit, they feel like a smack upside the head. A gentle smack. And maybe angels singing, clouds parting, and sunbeams all around. Just for a few seconds. Enough for me to get a clue.