My health journey has been a long road of ups and downs over the years. Nothing serious but I’ve always struggled with my weight. Part of that has to do with my heredity, and part of it has to do with my own habits. I’ve had huge successes of working out consistently, eating healthier, and managing my daily water intake. But it’s time I jump on that train again.
I’m not a big one for New Year’s resolutions. They don’t hold much weight for me. And so when I recognized the other day that something had to change, there was nothing holding me back–I didn’t feel the need to wait until January. I talked with a friend who also has started her own fitness goals and we decided to become accountability partners. For me, that’s a huge deal. I often succumb to the “oh I’ll just do it tomorrow”. But with her on board, we are forging ahead–I have to do something each day.
Today was my second day of this journey. I am hopeful that with enough time it will become a good habit that I won’t feel obligated to do but will actively want to do. That’s the goal.
I’m trying to integrate new exercises and routines into my regimen. My first day I did 25 minutes of yoga. Not my favorite but I think eventually I will really enjoy it. My friend, Anne, gifted me a free class at the yoga studio she attends and I am super excited to try it out. I think being at a studio would be more beneficial to me than doing a video on my own.
Today, Shelly and I went for a walk. It was beautiful outside, and I know we won’t have many of those days left as we eek our way closer to winter. But we walked 3 miles, almost a 5k! It’s nice to know there is a path that I can take when I want to start 5k training (this is also in my plan–more 5k runs).
Who knows what tomorrow will bring. I imagine Sundays may be tricky as that’s my busiest day. But I’ll make it work.
Love and light (and lunges)