Saturday, February 12, 2011

My exercise journey

My exercise journey started last year when I joined a boot camp that started at 5:45 in the morning.  It was very hard to get up in the morning and drag myself there, but I did it anyways. I was dedicated to getting myself healthy. The group started meeting two times a week and then, the instructor added another day this fall.  Now, that we meet three times a week it makes the week go by so much faster! I really have grown to love it and look forward to going. 
Now, even though it is still hard to get up. I do it with more willingly.  I feel very accountable to the women that I work out with. They are showing up to be there and it makes me have to be there with them. I don't want to miss out on anything. My instructor is always encouraging and always inspiring. I feel so much better after I work out and my brain seems to work better too. It has become a good habit and now I actually enjoy the challenge. I like how I feel afterwards: stronger, clear minded and ready to handle the stress and joys of the day. 
I use to get up and walk in the morning by myself, but I never really pushed myself. Occasionally, I would pop in an exercise DVD, but I was not good at sticking to it.  I still struggle on the days where there is not someone who is leading me and pushing me to challenge myself, but I am getting better at it.  
I also forgot to mention that on Sundays I go to my sister's Pilates Studio to get stretched out and work on my core. When Mo is in town she joins me. And I have another friend to join me on Sundays too. I really do better when I work out with others. I have found that I need to surround myself with others that also want to be healthy and want to challenge themselves. They inspire me and they keep me going. Just like all of you do everyday. 
What is your exercise journey going to be like? 
What is your plan to a healthier, stronger you?



1 comment:

scrapwordsmom said...

Love, love, love your enthusiasm!! Can I just say again I am glad you found Skinny Me and posted so I could find YOU:)

I do need someone to push me. Having a workout buddy to hold me accountable has helped me so much. I miss our morning walks outside daily. Once the weather is a bit warmer we will be outside again.

For now I am in the is okay but I don't do well pushing myself. I will work on that:)