YAY! JuJu’s pep talk motivated me. I made an appointment with my self for last night. It’s been months since I set foot in there. In the meantime, I’d actually gotten the basic equipment that I need to have for a good workout. Nothing fancy, but it’s what works for me.
The good intentions went nowhere.
And now, it’s time to start over. The appointment I’d made with myself was to do weights for 1 hour, and then leave. Only an hour. 60 minutes. Entire body. It meant making sure that the workout gear was in the car when I left for work in the morning. It meant leaving work on time, and not wandering off to spend gift cards in bookstores. It meant calling my sister and whining at her from a parking space in front of the gym. (To her credit – her response was simple and direct: GO.)
It worked. Halfway into the first set of ab crunches on the ball, I felt much better – refreshed, not tired. And I’m proud to say that the weights were dialed down – to about 50% of my highest lifting. The LAST thing I needed was to overdo and be unable to move.
And today, I’m a wee bit achy, but not sore. Perhaps a little less weight on the upper body parts, and a little more for the lower body, but the biggest surprise is that I haven’t lost it all!
My goal: to do this twice a week. Yes, it could be more often, but going from 0 to 2 is great progress. I’ll take it and be happy.
What step have you accomplished?