I have to tell you, it is so incredibly hard to get back into the habit of working out when you have not done it regularly for a while. It has only been like a month for me, but it is still insanely hard to get motivated, even to just take a walk around the neighborhood. Especially when I am ALSO trying to get back into the habit of eating better.
I was not perfect today with eating. But I was waaaaay better than I have been, so I am definitely counting today as a win. And, I even took a walk this afternoon with my kiddo. It was an absolutely gorgeous fall afternoon too! The trees are really going to be majorly gorgeous around here soon!
Now, I had told myself that today was going to be the day that I started Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred for the first time in years. But, honestly, I kept putting it off. I was too tired this morning. I did not feel very good after lunch. I had to make dinner after our walk. Then I started thinking about my walk… Really, that was enough exercise, right? It was more than I have done in about a week, and way more than I had done for the few weeks prior to that. Why did I even need to do it tonight?
Away Satan! I needed to do it because I promised myself that I was going to do it! So, Zeeva got to stay up late tonight, while I did my workout. She drove me absolutely bonkers throughout the whole thing (tired kiddo and listening to her mommy when told she needs to not stand so close? Yeah, that is not a good combo. I was terrified I was going to clobber her by accident!). I even did it while baking some chocolate zucchini muffins. Lol. Apparently I am good at multitasking. And you know what? I feel great! It was a rough workout (especially when the jumping jacks made me painfully aware of how much weight I have gained in my tush and belly), and I am absolutely going to be way sore tomorrow, but it was so much easier than I remember it being back when I first got it years ago! In fact, I have full confidence that I will be able to finish the whole program this time!
So, in summary, I am so glad that I did so good today! I needed a day like today!