Plodding My Way Through the Goals.
Last night, I worked out for the first time at New York Sports Club since AUGUST of last year.
Do you have any idea how incredibly long that is? Do you have any idea how out of shape I am now? I was already out of shape at the end of last summer (my Ride to Cure Diabetes notwithstanding) but with my move to New York City, my finances took a bit of a hit (hi, it’s REALLY EXPENSIVE here) so I decided to put my workout regime on a little fall hiatus.
Now I am suffering through my insolence as I trek back to NYSC. Luckily, it’s New Years so I’m not the only out-of-shape flabby person there. In fact, there are so many of us we could probably start a club! My goal for this month, as I said last week, is to work out four times a week for the whole month. Since the month started on a Friday, my weeks are Friday thru Thursday. On Saturday, Erik and I visited his gym near where he lives, and then on Sunday, I took a ballet class, and then today, back at the gym! The plan is to go again on Thursday, and then start the process all over again next week.
And again, and again, and again. Rinse and repeat.
Being back at the gym actually made me feel pretty good, which was nice. I didn’t push myself too hard, and I like knowing that the tight feeling in my legs are from my muscles doing what they are meant to be doing. The exercise is doing wonders for my blood sugars too, so it’s a win-win on all fronts, weight and diabetes (and some would say the two are interconnected to the Nth degree).
My dream is that I DON’T GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER! And that I am able to make it through this month, and next month, and can cross yet another item off my 101 Things list, which is slowly but surely going to get completed.
In fact, this Saturday, Erik and I are trekking down to one of the New York Blood Center clinics to donate blood, yet another item on my to do list.
How’s the first week of the New Year treating you?