Physical, Emotional and Mental steps on my journey towards healthy living on every level

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I'm Totally Blaming this Whole Experience on Kari

Yes, I went to the Y. I got in my 40 minutes. But afterwards the family/special needs locker room where she and I shower was full of preschoolers single Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (I kid you not) as their program people showered them one by one. Now had Kari been with me like she was supposed to be, I would definitely have not done this. She is never going to see me naked. I would have packed up and come home to shower. But somehow I convinced myself that i could hastily shower in the regular locker room without anyone seeing me.

I quickly stripped in a quiet corner, put a towel in front of me (no, it won't go around me thank you very much) and headed to the gang shower, which was empty. I found a place for my towel, and turned the water on and there I was, BUCK naked, when lap swimming ended and in came the group. They have to walk through the gang shower to get into the locker room so every single one of them was privy to my very large, very naked body.

I had the fastest shower known to mankind. Seriously. I could give you much more detail about this, but really, I think it would embarrass even me. And then I rushed back to my little corner where, low and behold, I realized that in my haste I had simply dropped my clothes into a pile and a very fit, very young, very not fat, fully clothed girl was standing at her locker which was next to my dirty underwear on the floor which, of course, according to Murphy's law, was crotch up. I hurriedly dressed and packed my bag in embarrassment, only to discover that I had put my glasses in the bag first, so I had to dig everything out to find them. When I finally had them out, I left, in shame, confused and frustrated.

And did I go to Burger king? DUH!

It's a Good thing...

I'm going to go to the Y this morning even though Kari won't go with me.

It's a good thing that I am only adding one new habit a week. I'm going to finish my workout about lunch time and there is a Burger King right across the street from the Y.


Monday, December 07, 2009

The Habit Challenge: Week One

This week I'm going to exercise 40 minutes a day at least 5 times. I know this is a lot for a first step, but for me it isn't. I have done this before, I can do it again.

The idea of the habit challenge is that we have one habit to conquer each week. The weeks go from Monday to Sunday. If I accomplish the habit this week, I add a new one next week. If I don't, I try again next week. Small steps.

So what will your new habit be this week?

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Starting Again.... But Slowly

I have concluded that the reason that my journey to health went so well last time around is that it was gradual. Even though I know where I want to be, I know that if I don't get there slowly it isn't going to happen. If I deprive myself of everything immediately I won't stick to it.

So I have decided that every week I am going to add something to my routine (or take something away) that results in better health. I think this will be more helpful than the way I have been doing things lately, which is planning for a huge health makeover to take place... starting Monday (so I better eat all I can now).

The first step is going back to the YMCA which I did this morning. Then I will add something next week, and each of the following weeks until I can get to the place I know I need to be.

It feels good to be doing something at least.