I also can't stand "diet" food. As my long time readers know, I like my stuff tasty and I like to eat good food and that really started to creep up on me over the past 5 years after Em was born. The beginning of the year is as good of a time as any to start getting in shape again. Now if only I can stick to it.
I signed up at this little rec center b/c it's really close to my house, it's affordable – really all I need are weights and a track – and I don't want to pay for things I won't have time to use and, I feel awful saying this, but this rec center is not ghetto-ish like the other rec centers in my area of town.
I figure I'll be going on average about 3 days a week but not on weekends – seeing as how they're not open on the weekends, which is fine by me b/c the weekends are for Em anyway and are off limits for any strenuous kind of exercise.
My time during the week is fairly limited but I figure if I get there directly after work (depending on the traffic – like today which SUCKED with the cold rain) I can get anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour in on the days that I do go there before Em gets home from her school/time with her dad. Something is better than nothing and, regardless of what I said above, I am determined to stick to it.
Working the Trail of Lights this year was the first time in about 9 years that I've done any exercise other than chasing Em around and even though the first 3 nights I came home exhausted and really sore I felt really good. I liked the way that the exercise made me feel and I had forgotten that. It's been too long and I have some really cute dresses I need to get back in to. (See resolution # 8 in the post below).
I'm optimistic that I'll go from this:
HDQ: What is the one resolution you made for this year that will be fairly painful (physically or emotionally) but will be more than worth it in the long run?