Monday, October 27, 2014

Not so bad at all

So I was brave and went to my exercise class this morning! It's funny, I would rather give a presentation to 250 people than walk into a class of 15-20 people. It went fine though. I hung out in back and followed along. My two left feet were out  in full force but there was not that much step aerobic stuff after the warm up so it was fine. Did stuff with a stability ball, weights and body weight exercises. I felt like I got a good workout and started the day off on a good foot. I am excited to go to my spin class on Wednesday.

Now my only concern is not letting myself eat ALL OF THE FOOD since I worked out this morning.

Have a great week!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

First day of school

The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you're not wiling to stay where you areTomorrow I start my first day of my new exercise class at my gym. Group fitness classes totally hit all of my social anxiety buttons. I feel completely uncoordinated and klutzy. I feel like everyone else will know each other and I will be the awkward kid in the corner that can't do anything. 

I know that everything will be fine once I get there and I am sure that everyone will be friendly and welcoming. The class is a mix of step, kick boxing, strength training and cardio so I am sure that it will be fun and interesting. The hardest part is getting up and going, once I am there it'll be ok.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back at it!

Lately I have not had the desire to workout at all. I have come up with excuse after excuse, some valid (I've been sick) and others not so much (I don't have time). After talking about it this weekend with my husband I decided that I was done with excuses. I would workout every morning before 6am. This would allow me to get my workout in before Rabbit (our daughter) wakes up and before my crazy work day starts. Then life happened. 

Yesterday was super fun. We went to the pumpkin patch and then went out to dinner with friends. 

However this meant that Rabbit was WAY off schedule and was up until 11. I had planned on going to bed by 930 so I could get up by 515 to be at the gym by 530 and be home by 615. Sleep didn't happen until almost midnight. When the alarm went off at 5:07am I asked Scott "do I have to?"  I think he said "no" but I also think he may have still been asleep. I knew that although I didn't "have" to go to the gym that if i didn't go today I wouldn't go the rest of the week. So I got up and went to the gym. I really wanted to stay in bed but I want to be a healthy and happy mom and wife much more. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sick and tired of being sick and tired

So although the marathon relay was fantastic and awesome it did my health no favors. My walking pneumonia/cold from hell/lung eating monster came back with a vengeance. I have spent the last 10 days taking it easy and taking care of myself. I am slowly easing back into exercise by walking in the evening and doing (very) light weights at home every other day. Hopefully soon I can start running again as it is a family tradition to complete the Lansing TurkeyMan Turkey Trot. It is a 5k on Thanksgiving morning that goes through downtown Lansing. Last year they had almost 4000 people which makes it so much fun! It is a very family friendly race and lots of people dress up in costumes. My hardest choice that morning is which hat to wear -  turkey or football?

Probably the more important thing is to start an actual training plan for the 5k! That will be my goal for the day!