I sat at this computer for three hours today reading every message as it popped up and commenting every so often. I was feeling really proud of myself. I had committed to losing weight! I was on my way! By next summer, I would be wearing bikinis and drinking daiquiris on the beach.
And then suddenly, I realized that I'd been sitting at the computer for three hours
. My spirits collapsed (like a flan in a cupboard). As much as I'd like the opposite to be true, I'm not going to reach my goals with aerobic typing. So, at 4 o'clock, I got off my butt and got down to work.
I turned on my mother's old treadmill, pumped up the radio and started jogging. I gave myself a goal of 30 minutes straight. I've fired up that machine about once a month for years, but I have always wimped out after 8 or 10 minutes. It was hard there for a while. I didn't think I would make it. I was huffing and puffing like only a large woman can . . . but I was doing it! When I reached 30 minutes, I turned the machine down to 1 mph and walked until my heart rate approached normal. I walked over to the mirror.
I was beet red and covered in sweat. I looked awful, but I felt great! I have some strength training planned for just before dinner. I can't let this feeling go. So, that brings me to a question: Can anyone point me to a good thread that keeps track of daily exercise? This may just be the enthusiasm associated with the beginning of any diet, but I'm hoping it's something more than that. No, I'm going to make it something more than that.