Hi Ho Hi Ho (It's Back to the Gym I Go)

After weeks and weeks of pretending the gym was an optional experience, I finally made my way back on Sunday. And, of course, like everything else when it comes to health and weight loss, doing it was a thousand times easier than I thought it would be and the satisfaction I got from having gone was worth a whole lot more than the enjoyment I would have gotten from sitting on the couch all day long. Which was what I wanted to do. Why is it that my lazy impulse is stronger yet less satisfying?

Not only did I finally return to working out, but I went back again. And again. And again. I worked out five times this week, as if I'd never stopped. I even went three times BEFORE work. I've never voluntarily worked out early in the morning before. I felt like a warrior. I felt like a normal human being who prioritizes health and wellness. And on Friday, when the girl at the front counter saw that I'd come in early three times, well that felt good. Like I wasn't just doing the right thing, but I'd entered the world of people who do the right thing. It was a fabulous feeling.

Here's my workout schedule for the next few weeks:

Sunday: gym
Monday: rest
Tuesday: gym
Wednesday: gym
Thursday: rest
Friday: gym
Saturday: gym

Of course weekends when I go out of town, I will have to make an adjustment. But I want to stick to this schedule as closely as possible for a month before I re-evaluate.

(And yes, that's a picture from my gym. I love it's vibe, and I thought I'd share.)


Hanlie said...

Good for you! I've been on a bit of a hiatus, but will get myself back there this week...

Anonymous said...

Wow -- love the exposed brick in your gym!

Kimberly said...

I'm really starting to instinctively know that exercise is the only way to go for real, sustainable weight loss/fitness. It is surreal, knowing that was once such a chore is now part of who I want to be.

You've set up a great plan for yourself. Keep up the fantastic work!

Jenn said...

WOW, that is awesome! I've consistently gone 3x's a week for the last three weeks. I wish I could get there more!