For the first time in a long time, I’m really excited about going to the gym tonight!
If you’ve read any of the posts I wrote yesterday (and there are LOTS to choose from), you know that the TNT trainings haven’t made me feel very successful. Yes, when I’ve finished a long walk I have a sense of accomplishment, but that’s after quite a bit of negative thinking about how slow I am, how I’m the last one, and how I should be doing better by now. Not to mention the pain/numbness factor. But overall, I’ve felt like an inept loser. Plus the fact that I can’t really move fast enough to burn that many calories. Which all kept me from wanting to do any OYO trainings on the treadmill at the gym. And because of my “all or nothing” mentality (still trying for moderation), I wasn’t going to go to the gym at all if I wasn’t going to get on the treadmill.
Now that I’ve accepted the fact that I won’t be able to complete the half marathon in May, I feel free. Free to explore new workouts and activities that I enjoy.
DRMK called me last night and told me that she just joined 24 Hour Fitness on Saturday. I am so excited! She actually invited me to go to a yoga class with her last night, but I was a bit wiped out, so I asked if we could do it another night. As I was looking online to see when they offered another yoga class, I noticed that they had an Aqua class!
I mentioned it to DRMK and she was all for it! I’ve heard so many great thing about aqua aerobics from lots of my friends, including FavCousin and FMG. They both commented that you can’t believe how hard you work out even though it’s no impact. That you’re literally working up a sweat, yet you feel so good.
It’s exactly what I need. A no-impact workout to get myself back in weight loss mode. Plus, I really need to feel good about a workout again. I need to feel like I kicked butt and did my best and have something great to show for it. When I looked it up on WW eTools, I saw that 60 minutes of water aerobics will earn me 5 APs. That’s the same as biking for 60 minutes! Who knew? Also? That adorable Esther Williams swimsuit I bought last summer for my Boston trip? Ya, I never wore it. I’ve never used it once. It’s a shame for that suit to go to waste, so I think it’s about time to use it before it gets too big for me, don’t you think? Since DRMK is going to go with me tonight, and I’ve already made plans to bring FMG with me on Wednesday, I think this is going to be the perfect way to ease myself back into doing activities I truly love.
On a side note, I still haven’t gone to a WW meeting. I know I need to. It’s time to get back on track. I know I said this a couple of weeks ago, but this time I mean it - I am going to the WW meeting this Sunday morning. I’m going to face the scale and get past it. If not, I’m going to continue to gain and that’s not moving in the right direction. The funny thing is, I always seem to get really serious in March/April of each year. I may start out the year with great intentions and resolutions, etc., but the times when I’ve been successful losing weight, I’ve always started in March or April. I know that this time I’ll be even more successful than I was in the past, because I do have a sense of urgency now that I didn’t have even a month ago. I’ve seen myself slipping off the wagon and falling on the ground, and I hate that feeling.
It’s time to get back to being the positive, inspirational, successful person I know I can be.
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