I went to the gym on Saturday, and just suddenly found my groove! I initially told Wyn that I'll be back in less than an hour, thinking I wouldn't be inspired to exercise very much... But then while on the treadmill, I decided to jog a lil bit too, and although I couldn't run for more than a minute at a time, I really enjoyed it, and ended up doing twenty minutes instead of my initial plan of only 5 minutes for warm-up.
Same thing happened when I did the weight machines, I just kept thinking, "this feels good!" and did way more than planned. I felt so exhilerated when I left!
Went to the gym again on Sunday - Wyn really supports me so nicely in this and doesn't mind looking after the girlies while I escape. ;-)
Monday's workout was also fabulous, and only third day of jogging but already managed to do more than I could on Saturday.
I really enjoy the gym, the music gets me amped, the people all on their own mission, the variety of exercises I can choose from.
Unfortunately I didn't have time to go yesterday, and today I had the mirena fitted, so will go again on Friday.
(The mirena appointment went really well! Really love my gynea, dr Jacquie Grassie, she's fantastic. I love the way she explained to me exactly what she's doing. It wasn't nearly as painful as I expected it to be, uncomfortable, but over in 60 seconds! She answered all my questions too, put my mind at ease, and I'm happy with the decision so far.)
I heard a good expression this week when chatting to a friend for some weight loss tips, she said, "you can't outrun a bad diet" - and this is seriously the truth. Diet is definitely the biggest aspect of losing weight - but I do like the way exercise makes me feel stronger and healthier, and the effect of toning muscles just helps weight loss so much too.
I'm down 1.2kg in two weeks - it's slower progress than I was hoping for, but it's progress nonetheless, I'll take it!
I like these Reasons To Be Fit piccies: