Bear with me folks, I am so excited and I have to get this out!
After struggling for so long, being depressed and down on myself, and just about giving up, I finally re-joined a gym. It took me awhile to admit that I just can't do it on my own. I have to be able to "go somewhere" and get away from my house. It is worth the money and it is time to give back to myself.
Probably about 7 years ago, I worked for someone who paid for my gym membership and gave extra time at lunch 3 times a week to work out. I had really lost some weight then. But, I changed employers and lost that benefit. I thought that I could do it on my own and have tried a lot of different things. But, when I get home, there are so many distractions and so many other things that need my attention. My kids, my husband, our animals, projects, etc. But, we aren't rolling in the dough, so I thought I had to make it work. I lost some weight (not much) in 2007, but it came back on in 2008. So, for the past few months, I've been thinking, thinking and thinking of what I could do.
Finally, at the end of my straw and with my aching knees and back, I decided
I have to do this for me. I started this year with no resolutions, just a desire to be able to do things that will make me happy again. So, here I am! I joined a shiny, new Gold's gym in our town (signed up for a two year membership) and I started this morning. I haven't felt that good in a long time! It may be that the only time I have is to get up early and get it done before work, but I can make that happen. There are a bunch of other working women there and we're all struggling with time, but I think this is the answer.
Sorry for the novella, but I am so excited!!! I don't really want to tell a lot of people about it because it is just for me, so I knew I could share with all of you.
Woo hoo!!! Can't wait for tomorrow morning!