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.**
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!”