Persistence

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On my last post I commented I started exercising again, or at least attempted to exercise.  Well since I had my pout session about how hard it was and how far I had digressed from my original goal,  I decided not to give up! As heart breaking as it was to me to see how far backwards I had gone, I knew that I could only move forward and get better than where I was on  my first attempt at exercising again.

I am proud to say I didn’t give up; I went back to the drawing board.  I searched for YouTube videos which would work for me and start at the beginning.  I found a beginner’s video and decided to give it a try.  Well, I went from my first day being able to exercise for just a few minutes to completing a workout on Sunday!

To top this exercise off today Robert and I set out on something I haven’t been able to do in such a long time.  We set out on a walk!  We walked close to a 1/2 mile today — which we actually power walked for about 5 minutes of the walk!  Can you tell how excited I am about this gigantic step?!?

It feels so good to be returning to myself again, now that my foot is healing!   Stay tuned to more of our journey — I can’t wait until I am able to join my friends for Zumba and increase my walking to the 2+ miles a day.

**My Feature Image is a  picture my of starting point — it is what made me realize how far I had strayed! It is my point of motivation, I look forward to retaking this picture before too long.**

 

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Embarrassed

First off,  I am sorry I haven’t written in a while. It is testing season at school and I am totally exhausted when I get home each night.

Tonight marks the first night in over a year and half that I have been able to do yoga or any other type of exercise!  I am so excited that my foot is back to 100% and I am now able to resume life as normal.

Well, in my mind I can resume life as normal BUT the fact of the matter is that I have put on a lot of weight and my body isn’t use to exercise anymore.  So, my first day back at life as normal was embarrassing and quite a challenge!  I lasted at yoga for all of 15 minutes tonight which is very sad for someone who, before a foot  injury would walk for an hour, and would do yoga for about an hour.  But more embarrassing than only being able to workout for 15 minutes was the fact I couldn’t even sit with my legs crossed anymore and I promise this will change!!  Why am I sharing this with you?  Well, I have to be honest with myself and my reader, if I am going to document my weightloss journey or my weightloss struggle then I must be honest.

The embarrassing moment I faced this afternoon caused a total meltdown and is ultimately what caused me to stop working out after only 15 minutes. At that moment the emotions I had buried deep in came flooding out.  Fortunately for me, my wonderful husband was there with open arms to embrace me while I faced my demon.  I know he did not like what he heard as I poured out my heart over my embarrassing moment – instead of saying anything to change my mind or redirect my attention, Robert simply held me and said, “I Love You!”