I went for a walk/jog this morning. I almost did not go, because it is so cloudy and supposed to rain. I went and was very happy that I did. I am starting to get back into it. Years ago I loved it, so getting back to that place would be nice. This time I am doing it without an official program (like C25K). I am just going out there and doing what I can, while pushing myself to do just a little more every week. In a sense that is basically what C25K is, I am just doing it without keeping track of official times. It takes some of the pressure off of me. I am also learning to enjoy jogging and working out in general without headphones. My super old (1st or 2nd generation) ipod shuffle died and I have not replaced it. Now I am not sure if I will. The shade produced by clouds and the breeze right before it rains was wonderful. It was just a nice morning.
Yesterday I had another instructional class at my gym. We did some deadlifts and squats. The thing that really wore me out was my introduction to the rowing machine. After getting comfortable with the machine and making sure we were using it properly, our coach made us do a 2000 meter row. He just said do what you can, but do your best. We are going to use it later to see how much better we have gotten. I completed my row in 9 min 11 sec. Of course, the coach was cheering everyone on and pleased with what we did. I looked it up online though, and 9 minutes does not appear to be very good lol! To be honest, it really doesn't matter to me. I am my only competition right! It gives me a goal to beat next time. For someone out of shape, I know that I gave it my all and I am looking forward to smashing that time when we test again in the future.
This morning I was standing in front of the mirror and I don't know if my body is changing or if I only think it is changing because I feel so much better about myself. I know it sounds crazy, but I am really not sure which it is lol! I think confidence and pride in yourself does show, so maybe that is it. I am really excited about the changes I am making for myself. It is hard...really hard some days, but I am enjoying it. While working out I wonder what have I gotten myself into, but afterwards I feel like a rockstar! For me that feeling is worth it!
Don't you just love Soul Train?!?! The video quality is awful, but in honor of his birthday.....