So it is a day-to-day battle.
I have noticed that I feel very different if I don't work out. I am lethargic, down, and much more sluggish--and not from doing anything either--I am taking full advantage of this summer for the first time in three years as an educator. Being unemployed doesn't help with the "down-ness" I experience, but I can combat it with working out. Two problems get in my way at times--1. Motivation and 2. My knee pain. Motivation is a daily battle. As I type this I should be putting my shoes on to drive to the gym. And since going to the doctor last week, I have been taking it easy--I haven't walked/jogged for the C25K program, haven't hit the elliptical, and yet I still have pain. Which is frustrating in itself because I was finding a good place--I was being consistent, I was motivated by just proving to myself that I could do the program and succeed, and I had begun to change my eating habits. I worry that my knee won't ever feel right--and worse, that this is just some excuse my whacked-out brain has come up with to help me avoid what is good for me.
So I fight. I will go to the gym and lift weights. I won't do legs (even though I want to), and I will come home and do yoga. I ordered my 2 favorite yoga programs on DVD (I used to have them on VHS, but you know how technology is--and I think they got sold in the "entire life" garage sale I had before moving out here three years ago). Sara Ivanhoe is down-to-earth, not too granola-cruncher-ee, and even though the fat gets in the way of my flexibility, I don't feel like she is judging me or being condescending. Yes, I am aware that I am watching this--I never said I was sane!
So, enough procrastinating. I am off to kick my muscles' asses.
|New video to try today!|
|Love this one--VERY relaxing.|
|Fat burning yogs=holy sweaty and leg workout! (Joy of Yoga = good for beginners)|