I'm pretty happy with myself that I've been working out consistently the past few weeks. I'm an on the wagon/off the wagon type of girl, so I take it day by day, week by week. What has helped is joining the Relief Society running group on Monday mornings. It seems to set the pace, if you will, for the whole week. Getting out of bed and working out first thing Monday seems counterintuitive, but I end up feeling great and wanting to do it again the next day.
I've also worked out with Neil a few times, which is fun, too. It's motivating to hear the alarm go off and know I can't stay in bed because he's going to work out, and I should go, too. Plus it's extra time to hang out with him.
On Friday I went to ballet class, which I haven't been to in awhile. It was great, and such a workout. I missed the class I normally go to, so I went to the more advanced one. I could hang for awhile, and then it was way beyond me, but I still tried to keep up. It's funny when you feel like your body is doing one thing and you have a mirror wall in front of you telling you it's doing something else. After class, I was completely exhausted, and fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. I love it when I've exerted myself to that point. I'm quite sore today, but it's a good hurt.
What I'm saying here is that I've found some fitness things that, for me, right now, work. It seems I am more encouraged if I feel I have "people counting on me" -- the RS running ladies; Neil; the ballet class. I am not as great at self-motivation. But feeling like I am going to let someone down if I'm not there (hey, it's a functional lie I tell myself) gets me out of bed or out the door. Find out what works for you, and ... just do it.
Me and the bandit
Richmond Marathon finish line, Nov. 10, 2007