If no ones ever told you, if you are struggling between doing something beneficial and sticking to your regular routine, pick the first option. It won’t kill you. Don’t even think about it. Just get up and do it.
This morning, I finally went against my normal routine and decided to do something about my unhealthy habits. While I have been making good conscious decisions about my diet (remember that 80/20 rule I mentioned in my Steak Dinner! post?), but have not been physically active (besides baby duties & house duties).
After my contract job ended, I’ve been at home. Trying to find another gig because I know I have bills, one part of me wants to dive into my dreams and aspirations. Everything I’ve been wanting to do, healthier lifestyle, attaining my real estate certification, finishing my degree, all while finding a good job that I consider to be permanent and enjoyable to meet my budget and allow me to take care of myself as well as my daughter.
Ive been seeing everyone around me moving, achieving their goals. And it kind of frustrated me. That’s when I asked myself, “Why am I so upset? I have nothing but time to do what I need to do, I just have to do it!” The problem is, I just haven’t started.
So I decided and get up… and hit the gym!
I began with a 20 minutes walk on the treadmill inclined at 3.5 & 3.0 speed. I used this time to think about what I wanted to work on (body wise), because I couldn’t figure out during the drive there (laughs).
I decided, why not legs?
35 lbs on the leg curl (4×12)
25 lb on the leg extension (4×12)
50 lb on the leg press (4×15)
After that, I felt nothing. (Crackles)
After talking with my bf, he suggested that I could handle more weight than that! I felt it when I was working out. But it was almost like I never worked my legs. Alright, alright. Next trip will be more weight. I’m determined.
You see one of my gym goals is to be comfortable working out by myself. I love it when I go with him. He usually gives me a workout and I’ll just do it. I’m used to following orders I’m comfortable with that, but I’m working on getting out of my comfort zone.
He who cannot be a good follower, cannot be a good leader.