You ever secure a gym membership, go for a few weeks, and then all of a sudden life happens and you forget about your gym membership entirely? I mean, forgetting about it so heavy that the gym membership manager sends out that auto-generated email when you’ve missed X amount of days or months consecutively telling you they understand how hard life can be sometimes? No? Oh. Just me then.
I spend about $50/month for gym membership access to about 15 gyms including child care and classes and I rarely scanned my card. I remember the last time I visited the gym — it was right before the final days of me closing on my home and I needed to work my anxiety out. Then I closed, started maintenance outside in the yard, hurt my back, found out I had a herniated disk, then I was diagnosed with sciatica — which is very painful by the way — started therapy and thoughts of the gym became distant to me.
Now that the sciatica is gone, it’s hard carving out the time. I don’t plan on giving up my membership because my children and I really benefit from their summer programs as well as the indoor and outdoor pools. But I am trying. And no matter how much I joke around saying that I’m in the gym because of Cabo, (although my 2nd deposit was due today) that’s really not the case. I’m there because the differences in my stamina, my mood, and my health overall has been and is constantly being affected. And before my body and metabolism say Bye Felicia, or to hell with me and completely do their own thing, I need to regain all control. Most importantly, this includes my food intake.
So here I am, weighing in at 186 lbs.. welcome to my Get Fit Journey. I’m on this journey to drop about 10-15 pounds, but more importantly, to be much more keen when it comes to my body and my health. I won’t have a post every week, but I’ll try to remember to check in about once a month, most likely towards to the end of the month to post my progress. In the meantime, give your girl a virtual high five and send some blessings for determination and discipline. I need them.