Well, I got the work out in before the day ended 🙂 It would have been so easy to just say no, I am absolutely too tired or even the thought of “what about a pass?” had entered my mind. But again, those are just excuses. I got the work out in and look, I am still alive.
Today started with me waking up about an hour before my alarm…I even thought about getting my work out done then…but then I quickly decided to get another hour of sleep. The work day flew by, and then I attended my second cousin’s high school graduation. It was nice to see family I don’t often get a chance to see. One of the speakers spoke about life and how we need to be patient with it. Take baby steps, set small goals, and work towards a bigger goal. I think this challenge is exactly that. Baby steps towards my weight loss goal. Loosing 50 more pounds just simply seems too overwhelming sometimes and its so easy to get discouraged. I apparently discourage very easily 🙂 I hope to change that and I think my way of thinking will change too, but I need to be patient with myself and take those small steps and each day at a time. Sooner than later I will reach my goals, whatever they may be.
As for my workout tonight…I did the elliptical for about 40 minutes (got bored), then grabbed some 5 pound weights and did some “stair stepping”. Stair stepping entails me holding onto the 5 pound weights, one in each hand. I then take one step at a time and hold my step for one second on each stair. There are a total of 15 stairs (yes, I counted) and I went up and down them 6 times. I then did just some bicep and tricep exercises with the 5 pound weights. I noticed that my “bad” knee didn’t really like this exercise, it did start to crack and hurt more than normal. Guess, that will not be a regular workout until I can build some strength back in that knee.
Again, I survived without a coffee again…actually I did not have any caffeine today and yay! didn’t get a headache. Things are looking up, I really love when my head isn’t pounding…life is so much more peaceful that way 🙂
Its sad, but I have noticed that I am already getting bored with working out. Does anyone have any good “solo” work out ideas? I REALLY would like to do some hiking (scenery and exercise), but I don’t feel like it is the safest thing to do by myself. So, any suggestions would be great.
A little update on the school thing…I have my intake interview scheduled for next Monday. This is the last step before being officially accepted to the University. At this time I will also select my start date. Looks like it’s finally going to happen. Yay!
Well, I must call it a night. Another busy day tomorrow, and why can’t it stay light outside until at least 11PM? 🙂