There will be no pictures included in my posts for this week because my husband has taken our (one and only)camera to Alabama with him. Any pictures you see will have been lifted from past events. It's really not much different than my regular posts, so maybe you would have been fine without an explanation. Moving on.
My knees are feeling much better after a day of rest!
On Mondays, I usually take a yoga class if I can. But today, I asked myself what I really wanted to do, and what I really wanted to do was put on my sneakers and take a Body Pump class at the gym. So I did.
I was also thinking of hopping on the elliptical afterwards (I went to a different gym but the same chain), but my body had turned to jellyduring class, so plans changed. Then changed again. I told myself, "You want to lose a few pounds so you really should get some cardio in." I grabbed my ear buds and headed the cardio area.
Thank God that there was absolutely nothing interesting on TV and no magazines to be found because it was enough to flip my mindset on its head. I enjoy exercise the most when I do it for health and quality of life, and not when I do it with the scale in mind. I enjoy life when I love my body NOW, not when I reach an arbitrary number. I would have hugged myself if I could. As it was, the parts of me that were fighting made up and I went home, happy, tired, and pretty much feeling motivated to try as many classes as I can before my trial is up. (I am considering joining the gym I am trying out this week, but I'd like to try out a few others before I make a decision.)
- Do you belong to a gym? What classes would you recommend I take?
- Have you experienced any healthy mind victories that you'd like to brag about here? And I do mean "brag" in the best way possible.