Thursday, May 7, 2009

Never too late

I titled this post as I did becuase I went out for a walk at 2 in the afternoon today. *MY* logic (not that I ever claimed it to good logic) is that if I can't get a workout in before a morning shower, then the hopes of working out is pretty much lost for the day. I had a slow morning today and wasn't feeling ambitious about ANYTHING. After I had rasin bran for lunch I was a bit more awake/alert and the desire to get outside and enjoy the gorgeous day was nearly overwhelming! I got dressed, pulled my hair into a low ponytail, filled my water bottle and walked out the door. IMMEDIATLY I felt better! Seriously, like two steps out I was feeling HAPPY. I walked my 'long' walk route and felt FANTASTIC every step of the way!

I'm not saying it wasn't work.

I'm not saying I didn't sweat.

But I felt so great for getting out there and working hard, even though I was in 'normal' clothes, not 'workout' clothes. (Another piece of 'logic' I need to surpress.) I pushed my overweight self up the rolling sidewalks and pulled myself past doubt and fear. It felt SO GOOD to feel the warm sun, the warm breeze and to know that I was really doing something good for my heart, lungs, arteries, and though it all I was burning up the excess feul that happens to be hanging all over my body. THIS, ladies and gentelmen, is what it is going to take for me to lose this weight. Oh I know, I know---that last sentence might not exactly be a breakthrough thought to you, but something really clicked in my head today.


Anonymous said...

It's great that you're putting yourself first, even when feeling down and sluggish, and realizing that a change of location or mindset is all you need to feel better. Keep pushing on through those difficult times and you'll be happy you did! KEEP UP THE POSITIVE ATTITUDE!

Beth said...

I'm glad you're that motivated! Maybe it'll rub off on me! I just don't want to do ANYTHING when I get home. Sitting is so much easier.

Controlling My Chaos said...

You are so right. I play that game with myself, saying that I'll work out as soon as I get up. Then I don't feel like it so I get dressed for the day and say "I'll do it later." Well, later I'm always tired. However, walking is something I could do without changing my clothes, so I think you are on to something.

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