It has been a little over one month of me exercising regularly, atleast 4 to 5 times a week. Have I seen a huge difference, not yet but I will not allow that to discourage me, I know that my body is trying to hold on... why I will never know... lol. However; I do feel better and stronger, all this exercise gives me energy and helps me to be more positive. I start out at the gym each night and think, oh no... can I do this but I continue to persevere and I feel so great when my workout is done. It actually makes me want to continue each day.
I have been working out on the elliptical, I do a full 20 minutes and I have my speed anywhere from 3.9 to 4.6, so much better than 10 minutes at 3.2 to 3.5. Then I work out on the treadmill for at least 10 minutes with a 3.0 incline and 3.3 to 3.5 speed, I started out without an incline and my speed was only 2.5. I can feel myself becoming stronger, so I know that if I continue to make this a daily workout that my body will have no choice but to give in and get healthy.
I am grateful that my youngest daughter Valentina wanted a sucker that day in the grocery store and thankful that my sitter Cindy was motivated to want to join the gym with me. Even though we don't workout together all the time, it has been wonderful having each other to talk to when there are days that we have or will inevitably hit a wall.
I also know this will help Valentina as if she sees me exercising regularly that she will want to have this in her life as well. She has so much energy and she just needs to harness it as it is a bit wild right now.
I am listening to one of my favorite songs 'When She Danced' - Can you go back in time to a place in your mind, to the one who knew a part of you, that you just couldn't find. If you ask me to choose between a memory or two, when it's said and done, I'll take the one who's love I had to lose.
I will always choose the love I had to lose as it was the best and most intense love, I never want the watered down version and nothing can compare to what I had, maybe that is why I can never give up on my dream for the future. That feeling keeps me wanting the best for myself.
Well off to another day of work and then another workout;)