In early 2012 I was going to the gym but I wasn’t checking in geo-location services because I didn’t want people to look at me think, she goes to the gym, but she doesn’t look like she goes to the gym.
Awesome attitude, I know, I spelled defeat with every thought.
By March 2012, I got my head straightened out. I put workouts into my calendar like any other important event. I logged each gym workout, each DVD workout, each meal was painfully logged into MyFitnessPal, I shared and overshared my activities on social sites and I fed (and still feed) off the enthusiasm others have for taking care of themselves.
This month, I celebrated 52 weeks straight at the gym and that’s 3 days a week on average of spinning.
These photos were taken at the same event, Cincy Winter Beerfest, but one year apart.
When I need motivation:
- I will never look good with an extra chin
- It was HARD doing burpees or jump ups with an extra thirty (floppy) pounds on my frame
- The girl on the left took to heart that Bob Harper said, do more today than you did yesterday. Eventually I did his whole DVD without skipping parts, I cannot say my lower back enjoyed the last segment, but I did it
If I could make progress last year, I can go further this year. I can buckle down on my food intake, I can step up my personal fitness challenges.
Ten weeks until Memorial Day, which marks the opening of pools and summer to me. I cannot wait, but I’ve got work to do!