Feb 21, 2011

Week 1 - Getting into the groove.

The goal for the next few weeks is to get into a groove. The first step is always the most uncertain. Every day we are faced with choices. Each choice has an effect on our success.

Each day, for me, I have the choice to sleep in or wake up and stay up when I take Moose out for his 5am potty. I know that for me, with school and work, often if I do not get a workout in first thing in the morning or at lunch, it will not happen. It is not that I don't have the intent to work out, it is that for me I keep stress bottled up in my neck/shoulders area and often by the end of the day I am tired physically and mentally. Working out in the morning or at lunch really sets the mood for me each day.

In the spring and summer when I commute to work by bike, I realize that my days are much brighter and I feel so much better.

So does that mean that morning workouts work for everyone? Not at all. For some, a late night workout or a lunch time workout is the best option. Whatever that option is, don't we owe it to ourselves to make even just 30 minutes a day ours?

This week is all about finding out what is going to work and what will not. So with that...

~Day 1 ~
This morning I worked out for a bit before getting a start on the day. I have another

Today I took my measurements and weighed in. At least I have lost weight in the past week, so that is a positive note on which to start.

I have about 40 lbs to lose. 4-0. 20# twice over.

Hello Jennifer? Yeah, Hi! This is reality calling. Moooooooooooooooo!

Holy mole, how did that happen? Oh yeah, right.... I know exactly how it happened. Food, lazy tendencies, and more food. I eat when I am stressed. I eat when I am down. I eat when I am happy. I celebrate and commiserate with food. And then at some point I sneak in a workout but only if I am really up to it.

So 40# of baggage to work though. OK, well that is doable. 40 is better than 100, right? So the fun has begun! :-)



TNTcoach Ken said...

Okay woman, get your groove on!

-M said...

Perhaps we can support each other... I too have 40 lbs to lose.... all of it gained in the last year :( Although I am not a morning person, I have found that the only time I have the time and energy to work out is first thing... otherwise it just doesn't happen. So it's 5am 7 days a week for me, for just over 2 months now. I hope you find your groove quickly!

Doug said...

See, I knew it, Runner Girl was a Cheerleader back in the day!

Do you plan a big race in FL?

With a snow day today, I spent a bit over an hour on the trainer :).

I have class as well, two days a week. Cisco classes (undergrad level) are 8 credit hours, four hours twice a week. I'll be done with those in mid-June. I have taken a bit of a hit on my training, but well worth it if I can pass the two test for the CCNA, its a computer (nerd) thing :).

Shine said...

You can so totally do this!! The key is to regularly remind yourself why you're doing this, know how much better you feel for exercising/eating well, and don't give up if you make a poor choice now and again. This is a journey so revel in your successes along the way! Good luck and I'm rooting for you!