Gaining a little self awareness.....
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
I have been wondering and wondering why in the world I have reached a point that I don't want to eat right or exercise.
Well, I bought a Bowflex Elliptical Machine for myself for Xmas, and I am beginning to understand.
Since 2008 I have been walking for exercise. That's it. Just walking, day after day after day. There's nothing wrong with that, it served its purpose. But today I realized, I have become bored with doing the same thing endlessly. I need to shake it up, try something new.
A few weeks ago I started doing beginner cardio videos, and I love them. I didn't realize how out of shape I have become. Yes, I walked, but that is all I did. And I never challenged myself with it. That uses very few muscles. These videos are really challenging, even if they are beginners' videos. I am grateful I found them.
And then there's my elliptical. It isn't so much a true elliptical. It is more like a stair stepper. It is extremely challenging. I'm gonna tell you the truth, I literally can only do 2 minutes on the easiest setting.
Two minutes. lol
But, that's okay. Everyone has to start out somewhere. I look forward to adding time as I gain more physical fitness.
As far as my nutrition goes, I'm not doing very well yet. But I am committed to improving it. I am working on showing myself a little grace and compassion nowadays. I find my self talk needs to improve, as well as my physical health.
Where the mind goes, the body will follow.
I'm on my way to a healthier life, mind, body, and spirit.