I just got home from the gym not too long ago (beginning of week 10). Damn! I feel good. Why is it so hard for me to get to the gym when I know how good I always feel once I get out of there? Why is it a struggle every single day? I don't get it. Someone, somewhere, must've stuck it in my head that going to the gym or exercising was a bad thing, when I was a kid. I remember doing all kinds of things when I was a kid. We didn't really have a choice but to be outside and find something to do. So at what time in my life did physical activity become taboo?
How do I train my brain to think differently? I want to think like I did when I was a kid. I remember sitting at home for more than an hour used to drive us crazy. If we (my three younger sisters and I) weren't outside doing cartwheels, we were jumping rope, or racing each other. If we were in the middle of nowhere, we were picking berries or swinging off grapevines or floating down the river. Something. There was always something to do. So what happened? How do I get that way of thinking back?
I did some digging, hoping to find some suggestions or tips on how I might be able to train my brain to think differently, but according to WebMD, I'm probably too dumb to figure it out anyway because I don't exercise enough. I did come up with some off-the-wall self-hypnosis stuff. I'm sorry, you want me to stare at this spiraling image for how long? Or do you seriously think I am going to listen to subliminal messages while I sleep? No. I don't think so. If that worked for everyone, I'd be thin, healthy, drop-dead gorgeous, and have more money than Donald Trump… and so would everyone else.
Anyway, I don't really have much to report this week. I only burned half of the 1550 calories I was supposed to burn. That's probably because I only went to the gym twice last week. No reason. No excuses. No weight lost. No good.
This Weeks Goals
- Continue to take supplements
- Continue to put in 50 minutes on the elliptical
- Familiarize myself with the machines again (never got around to it…still)
- Incorporate the C25K program in my routine
No weight loss to report this week. So far, a total of eight pounds lost. That’s it for week nine. I’m moving forward. Thanks for… letting me vent. And keeping up with me.