Hi, and welcome. Today is my first day actually posting anything too. My husband is at a seminar today and I spent yesterday alone watching, Fat Like Me, on Life Time channel. I cried and cried and then thought the depressing feelings are just becoming overwhelming. I got online and decided to look around.
I remembered this website. And all I can say now, is since I have been here, I have managed to NOT go get fast food for lunch AND... I dug out my treadmill and used it for the firt time in a year or more.
I was going to the pool this time last year, so I didn't really want to use it. But if anyone knows how many times, I was going to blow it off today. We are in the middle of a very very slow kitchen remodel and our cabinet doors are stacked in front of it. We live in a small mountain cabin and you just make room.
I actually, wasn't going to fool with it, I walked over there two or three times before I finally moved all the cabinet doors, plugged in my i-pod and got going. I walked 30 minutes and I can honestly say it is because I spent two days reading posts here and felt motivated to get back to exercising.
I feel inspired by all the posts here and hope to make this a daily thing to keep me going, when it gets tiring and boring.
By the way, this was an ipod my son gave me and I had never used it until today. I had songs in my library of course, but decided to load fun music on it and it really worked. I wasn't watching the clock or the distance like I normally would have done.
I did a little over a mile and I feel great!
I think you've found a great place for motivation! I was at zero yesterday while I sat on the couch feeling bad for me for being up to 325 pounds. Last week I was down to 320, but it crept back up on me, and this crazy cycle ends here!
Good luck to all the new people who joined the boards with me today! I hope to become a regular with all the wonderful people here!