Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's Been A Long Time...

*Warning: This post is going to be rather long, since the author of this blog is too lazy to post everyday and she has lottsss of information to update you on. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.*

It's been sooo long! I'm not really sure where to start but I guess I will start with my personal goals regarding this blog.

1. I will post EVERYDAY! Not just once a week or once every two weeks but EVERYDAY. I enjoy blogging so I'm not really sure why I haven't started this already.

2. I will start to post pictures in my blog. I don't know about you but I LOVE reading blogs with pictures in them. They are so much more fun and enjoyable and that is what I strive to be :-)

3. I need to stop being so selfish and start commenting on people's blogs. Every blog that I read is so inspiring and makes me strive to do better; so why not let these people know how much their words mean? It's not hard and it makes me feel good leaving a positive message for someone who has made an impact on my life and on my health journey.

Ahh, now that that's out of the way let me continue with my new found love. Now this man has stolen my heart, makes me feel very good about myself and is helping me on my journey to healthiness. His name is Gym ;-) short for the Harbor Athletic Center. That's right, I joined a gym! I'm very excited and it's exactly what I needed. I knew this all along in the back of my head but I didn't want to admit to myself that I couldn't do it home. I couldn't do it in a place that I usually relax, a place where I lay on the couch and watch tv and just veg out on lazy Sundays or a place where I just roam in my pj's until 1 on a Saturday afternoon. It was too comfortable and that's why it didn’t work. The last time I lost a significant amount of weight was when I belonged to a gym. For me, it's a sanctuary dedicated to being healthy. I love being there and I'm so inspired by everyone that's there. Just being in the constant presence of other people sweating and working their butts off while you're doing the same is just amazing and it's almost like an unspoken bond. My first day going was on Thursday. I went Thursday, Friday, Sunday and I will be going again tonight. I couldn't go on Saturday because I was out of town and I couldn't go last night because I was with the boyfriend. I've found that I don't need a set schedule for what nights I'm going and what nights I'm not going. Basically I just keep track of what I worked on the last time I was there and I rotate my schedule. I think that mentality will be key for me to incorporate this into my life. I know I can do it, I just needed to finally get the right tools in my belt.

Another thing I'm very excited about with the new gym is that they have TONS of classes that are included with the membership. Next Monday my sister and I (she also joined so I have a workout buddy!!) are taking an intro to cycling class. I took a cycling class in college and loved it so I'm hoping to take one class a week after I do the intro. I am also planning on trying a Pilates and yoga class and maybe even a "water boot camp". I just love being excited about something that's good for me. Huh, who would'a thought :-)

Okay, well I think I'm done for now. My brain is getting tired haha and I should probably be working :-/

Anyways, Big Brother tonight! Word on the street says it's going to be a good one! So excited!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad that you're managing better to keep pushing on with things.

    I really hope that it can continue, and all the positive things that you are trying to do, can become more positive, because I think you are such a lovely person, who deserves to be happy, healthy and have a physical state that you can be proud of, love, and which makes you feel amazing.

    I know it's been hard initially to adjust to a new way of living, and it hasn't been as easy as perhaps it might be for some, but I honestly can see very encouraging signs with you, that slowly but surely, it's becoming more focused, more manageable, and more like a life you should have and deserve to have, rather than one where you seem to take a step forward and two back, and nothing really positive seems to happen.

    So I wish you a lot of luck and best wishes, continuing to do what you do. I fully endorse everything you want to do and including with this blog and I DO believe that you are someone, that with time, and a little understanding and patience with yourself, you CAN achieve what you want.

    Be strong, chin up, keep smiling and no worries yeah. You're doing great right now, and I'm really happy for you.

    :-) :-).