The long and winding road to fitness, day 13

Wow…day 13, that’s awfully close to two weeks, isn’t it?  I really am feeling better.  I attribute most of that to working out, setting goals and doing what I need to do to achieve them.  Whatever the reason behind it, I am excited  to be feeling so much happier.  I still have a lot (seriously a lot) of weight to lose, but I’m on the road working toward that and I know I’ll get there.  There will likely be some twists and turns, some detours, some traffic jams and maybe even a crash somewhere along the way…but I’ll keep moving forward!

I had to work again today, another crazy day full of activity, but it went well.  I got a lot done (can never get everything done that I want/need to, but such is life) and am now looking forward to a peaceful weekend off.  I’m going to get in a little extra exercise, walk to the farmers market, do some gardening and a little housework (my favorite).  It’s nice to be able to just do what I want for a change, with no deadlines and no drama.

Today I consumed 1674 calories, rode the exercise bike for 15 minutes, walked for 15 minutes (in addition to all of the walking and ladder climbing at work), did core work, 7 exercises, 2 sets of each.  I’m so happy that I’ve been able to rebuild the habit of daily exercise.  The next time I’m tempted to stop, I’m going to come back here and reread my blogs (and everyone’s comments) to remind myself of how much exercise can improve my life.

So, how did you all do today?  Have you ever stopped doing something even though you enjoy it and it’s good for you?  Seems kind of silly, when it’s worded like that.  Why would anyone stop doing something that they enjoy and that makes them feel good?  But I think we’ve all been there. Sometimes our busy lives get in the way.  Once we stop, it’s just easier to sit on the couch than to go outside for a walk or pick up those dumbbells.  You know, the whole body at rest thing…The key is to keep these old (and not so old) bodies moving…let’s do it!

This is what I saw outside my back door before work this morning…