Although it's still mid-afternoon, I've had a good day so far. Very productive. And without having to run back to work I was able to prolong my workout at the gym. I did:
20 min eliptical
20 min stationary bike
15 min strength training (I'll increase this as I get stronger)
30 min treadmill
I didn't try jogging today because I'm a bit sore from yesterday's jog. In fact, I'm quite sore since I've returned from the gym and sat down for a bit. When I tried to get up and walk again I moved like an old lady! Yay for that!! I love that feeling. (I know, I'm a weirdo.) But in the interest of not over doing it and possibly injuring myself, I'm just going to walk on the treadmill tomorrow, I think. Unless I feel great and want to do more.
I was very happy today when I was working out. I felt much more comfortable and realized "I can really, really see myself doing this every day." There aren't any downsides! I like exercising and the feeling it gives me. I know that making a habit of going at 12:30 every day without thinking about it means I'm much more likely to go. I don't feel like I'm in a hurry to leave while I'm there so I know I will get a full workout. And with so many machines and classes available, I know I won't get bored.
In fact, my next goal is to join a class. That is going to be super hard for me because I am so shy and uncomfortable in groups. But, my goal is by March 1, I want to have joined a class. I'm thinking I'll do a Pilates class since I'm getting enough cardio and strength training on my own for the moment. Maybe when I've really built up some stamina and muscles I can do a spin class or the cardio/weight training class. But, for now, Pilates sounds like it's a good bet for me. I can certainly use the stretching!
Welp, I'm off to the library for some much-needed books and CD's.
Believe it or not, my kids love library day. See? We're all a little kooky in this house :)