I really, really do! But… I really, really don’t. 😦
I know what it’s like to feel that “good” soreness in the muscles. But generally speaking, I wouldn’t associate the word “good” with the pain of exercise. I just don’t like it. I’m being honest here. I don’t WANT to do it.
Yesterday afternoon, we went to the YMCA as new members. Went up to the cardio theater where they were playing the second Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Got on the elliptical. Couldn’t see any of the buttons because it was pitch black in the room (ha!) so I just started to move. Couldn’t tell how fast I was going (the elliptical at Fitness 19 had the same speeds on it as a treadmill, so it made sense to me – this one seemed to have strides per minute or something). After about 5 minutes, I got off and decided to get on the treadmill because I was clearly going too fast on the elliptical and wearing myself out…
Was on the treadmill for about 10 minutes when I noticed my shoes getting loose. Looked down to see that one of my shoelaces was coming undone and was immediately hit by a wave of nausea and dizziness. Whoa. Got off the treadmill and was welcomed with an immediate splitting headache. What?
So… that was it for me for the day. Welcome back to exercise, right? Sigh… 😦
Now, I am sure this is the evil one attacking me, knowing that the third leg to my table of health is physical health. But knowing that doesn’t make it suck any less, does it? 😉
To compound everything, I’m also feeling really frustrated right now, diet-wise. I started out really well with the AdvoCare 24-day challenge. Made it through the first 10 days (the cleanse phase) and was down 7.6 lbs! Awesome. Then… I don’t know what happened! After like day 12, I’ve been gaining and gaining, every single day. As of this morning, I’m only down 4 lbs (today is Day 17 of 24)!! I’m eating the same foods, but something is just not working all of a sudden. I don’t get it at all… 😦
It’s all enough to make a girl want a pizza…
Ok, so, enough whining for the day! Let’s remember the great daily prayer from Made to Crave:
God, I recognize I am made for more than the vicious cycle of being ruled by food. I need to eat to live, not live to eat. So, I keep asking for Your wisdom to know what to eat and Your indwelling power to walk away from the things that are not beneficial to me. I also pray for the desire to fight through the beginning stages of an exercise routine and make it a want in a my life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Sorry for the major downer post. On the bright side, the Y does have free Zumba classes and if anything is going to re-motivate me to start exercising, it’s Zumba! Please pray that I actually start going to Zumba classes next week and love it as much as I remember. 🙂
Happy New Year everyone!