It's been five/six weeks since I got serious about reclaiming my health. Since then I have started eating healthier, joined a gym, started Zumba and Cardio Boxing classes, started taking my lunch to work daily, saved money doing so, bought some pretty awesome new shoes, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff...
For the first time ever in my life, someone questions why I missed a day at the gym. My story before would be people questioning what I would be doing at such a place. I started taking Zumba and Cardio Boxing classes at the Y and I am really enjoying them. Not only am I getting a good workout in, but I am building relationships with women in similar situations as me. The gym has proven to be a friendly and welcoming place. Although the conversations I am having with these individuals is simply small talk, this is a big step for someone who doesn't have many people outside of my family and coworkers that I interact with.
In the past two weeks I have gained 2.2lbs and then lost the 2.2lbs. I expected the gain since I had been sick and I knew my body would have to recoop before going on. Even though overall it's a wash, I can totally see a difference in my energy and endurance levels. This morning my husband, son, and I went for a beautiful morning walk along the Monterey Bay. We did 4 miles in an hour pushing our son along in his stroller. It was a great accomplishment for me to even have had the thought to do such a thing, and then to conquer it and still have energy to go on with the rest of my day.
This little smile is all of the inspiration that I need
to continue strong on days that I find myself weak.
Until next time!