Today was full of excuses. Part two.
I don’t know if I was kidding myself earlier when I said that it was becoming easier to make myself go to the gym. Because it is hard. Today I felt like all the motivation in the world wasn’t going to get me to go to the gym. I don’t know, it’s like, ever since I saw that personal trainer, I thought it was going to…inspire me. But I feel like it only brought me down. The excuses were the same as yesterday. I’m too tired. I have to get up early. I have to go to bed early. One more show. (Did I mention that I watch way too much TV?)
So I stopped in the middle of last seasons Once Upon A Time. I love the show but I just stopped watching it. I keep wanting to start back up. This new season looks fantastic. I decided that if I’m going to sit and watch this tv show, I might as well walk and watch it instead. So I went. I got on a treadmill and for 45 minutes picked up from where I left off. I’m excited to see the next episode. But what’s more…I’m glad I went to the gym today.
Once Upon A Time
When I signed up for the challenge, I also signed up to see a personal trainer. I figured the more motivation the better. Today was my first session. I don’t know what I thought was going to happen. I don’t know what I expected. I was nervous driving to the gym. I think… I was expecting that he would show me the various machines and how to use them. That he would see what I already knew and what I needed to know. That’s not what happened. I don’t know. I don’t think I liked it. I didn’t feel as if he was helping me with what I needed to achieve to lose weight. I didn’t feel pushed the whole time. I might go to one more session and see if it’s any different. I mean, it’s the first one so it has to go up from there.
I feel as if I’m finally getting into a habit of going to the gym. I know it’s early…only 6 days. But it’s more than I’ve gone in the last 6 months. I’m seeing a little progress. I’ve gotten on the scale every day. I know I’m not supposed to. I don’t see any difference in my clothes. I just want to see if it’s working. And it is. A little. Again, I know it’s only been 6 days so I shouldn’t be expecting to see a big jump.
I’ve heard people say that when they workout they feel better throughout the day. I think that is b.s. I don’t feel better. I don’t necessarily feel worse but it doesn’t make me feel better. I think I still have the same amount of energy I had before I started working out. Maybe as time goes by I’ll start to feel different about it.
Remind yourself that it’s okay not to be perfect.