Monday, January 23, 2012

We did it!

Island of Denial
In my quest to swim off the land of denial...I have made some changes!

1)  Sleep--I am working real hard at aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep every night.  Thus the reason why I haven't been able to do much blogging.  I write best in the evening, but am unable to get up and achieve #2 if I don't get to bed at a decent time.  (So this will be a quick post as the clock is ticking...)

2) My 16 yr old daughter loves to exercise.  (No, she wasn't adopted...who knows where she received this desire??)  So, over the Christmas holiday, she explored several different gyms in our area.  On her own she requested passes to try out the different facilities.  After she had tried out several different gyms, she requested we obtain a membership from gym A.  I was hoping she would choose gym B as it was a bit more affordable and really close to both of our places of employment.  Well, my daughter has a great gift of persuasion. We compromised...she agreed to pay the difference in the gym memberships and promised to encourage her mom to get to the gym 3 days a week. 

Something amazing has happened...we signed up for gym A on Saturday, Jan 21st and I am in love!  This gym is fantastic.  Part of my fears in gyms is that when coordination was handed out, I was absent that day.  Plus add a few extra pounds...and major deconditioning...I was scarred silly.  My daughter gave me a tour and held my hand the first few days. 

TODAY....I went all by myself to the gym and day 2 of my weight lifting program!

PS.  My coworkers have also convinced me to join them on our noon hours to exercise...we did a circuit training session last week--let's just saying walking down the steps for a few days was a bit challenging!

Next step:  working on how to schedule some writing in my day.

Q.  How are you doing on your 2012 Wellness Goals?


Elayne said...

Hello Kim!
I am so happy you are back,blogging and of course exercising!! I missed keeping up with you..and thanks for keeping up with my blog and for your encouraging words and prayer support.
BTW...Coming soon, I will be offering online personal training, including a program you can take to your gym!!
Keep up the great work~elayne

Kim said...

Elayne, an online personal training program...what a great idea! I look forward to checking it out!

Vicky said...

Oh good for you! That encourages me like you can't believe. I am so de-conditioned that I can barely get through a short walk on the treadmill. But I keep trying and am hopeful I can some cardio back! Yay for you!

Hester's Heart said...

Kim, this is great! I love it. I started a new workout with my husband the first week of Jan. and I wasn't too excited to say the least. eerrgh! I mean, I know it's good for me but honestly, I was comfortable before. Well, last Thursday I could really feel how much more endurance I have and how muscles are working in my body that I didn't even know I had!! I guess I'm enjoying it more now. :) It's encouraging to hear others share. :) Bless you, Hester ;)

Julia Tomiak said...

Kim, Good for you! I love to exercise- I'm starting up a new again and I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. Finding time for the things that I enjoy- writing and running - is hard, and I've had to accept that I usually can't have them BOTH on the same day. So, often I alternate early morning exercise with early morning writing. Could something like that work for you?

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

You're doing fantastic. So proud of you. Your daughter is smart. You gotta love where you go, or you won't. It doesn't matter how convient the place is.