Shaking Up My Workouts -- How About Just Getting There?
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Spark Coach asked me to write a blog today, detailing how I intend to shake up my workouts. Okay, sure. Here's some honesty for you. I've really been struggling lately, and today was my first day back at the gym in five weeks. Yep, five, long weeks. I got there at 7am and had just fifteen minutes to exercise before I had to leave for work.
When I arrived at work, I mentioned I'd squeezed in fifteen minutes on the elliptical trainer this morning. One of my co-workers said, "What's the point of that? Only fifteen minutes?"
I just smiled and said, "It's better than nothing."
That is the truth. Did I mention I've been struggling? Funny thing is that today, after getting up and going to the gym, I found it easier to stick to my calorie restriction. I wasn't as hungry and I didn't crave junk food nearly as much. I've ended the day within my 1500 calorie limit for the first time in five weeks. I feel great.
Sure it was just fifteen minutes. In fifteen minutes, I burned 100 calories. I gained motivation. I remembered how much I enjoy going to the gym.
I'll be back there on Friday morning. That's a promise. How will I shake up my workouts? By getting there, and working out. By getting there by 6:30am so I have forty-five minutes instead of fifteen to workout.
It's a start. Two steps forward. Yay, me!