Monday, July 25, 2011

Hot and Sweaty

Yes, I did it.  I got in my first real workout since late February (outside of swimming).  Went and used the gym equipment in my apartments.  They have a little bit of everything.  At least enough to get me started again.  I got on the elliptical for 16 minutes.  At first I was just going to try 5 minutes since its been so long and I thought I was going to die within that first minute or so.  LOL.  But then once I hit the 5 minutes, I just said why not do 5 more.  So I made it to 16 minutes.  Not bad.  Then I hit up the treadmill and did some brisk walking for 16 minutes as well.  My goal this week is to do 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days per week.  I'm learning from another online friend to make small goals and build up.  Thats the only way I'm going to keep this thing going.  Plus she is pure proof that it can be done by doing it small and coming out big in the end.  Thanks Sarah!  You are definitely an inspiration to me.

Another good thing today is I got in 64oz of water today at work.  I'm so proud of myself!  Thats major deal for my non-water drinking ass.  My goal on the water intake is 64oz a day for the next week.

Now onto doing this again tomorrow!

1 comment:

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Thank you my dear!
I gotta admit you amped up your goals for the first week LOL You put me to shame when I first started out. As long as your ok with it and know you can achieve it then go with it! I am a competitive person so these goals and challenges I set for myself have no become really personal, that I can't fail or let myself down. So far I am only challenging myself in my water intake & workouts, I might add more who knows.
Good job on that work out yesterday! I do that often, I say I am going going to work for for X amount of minutes, but when that time comes up I say just do 5 more minutes and keep doing that. I did that with running, at first I said run 30 seconds, run 45 seconds, run 1 minute and keep amping it up you will be amazed at what you can do when you push yourself.
Water has become 2nd nature to me. Just this morning alone I have knocked back 60 oz, I prefer water over anything now, I just make sure my bottle is by me at all times.
Keep it up girl! Proud of ya!