Oh my, where has this week gone? I know it was a short week - but my goodness...my days are going by so fast they are just a blur to me.
I'm very excited today. After work I will be doing my first cardio circuits work-out. I have absolutely no idea what they use for the circuits - I just know I want to do it. I feel that tingling sensation I used to get on boot camp days. The sensation that I'm going to do a GREAT work-out, and that's a great feeling.
I remember the nervousness I felt when I started boot camp. I didn't know anybody, and I wondered what it was going to be like working out with complete strangers. It will be similar to that tonight. Even though I've seen the two people I will be working out with before, I don't know them. I'm a little nervous, but the excited feeling is taking over. This is a great opportunity to make a couple of new friends, and also make sure that I'm getting a couple of good cardio work-outs in each week.
It's so funny to me how things have a tendency to fall into place. I've sat at this computer for the past three weeks telling you all how much I've lacked in motivation about working out, my plans to go running - that always seem to be broken, and how much I want to get working out back into my daily routine. Then BAM I get thrown opportunities like the Biggest Loser competition, the cardio work-out group, the Girls on the Run program. If I didn't believe in signs before (I did), then I would have to now. I have the answer to helping me get my motivation back - Biggest Loser. I have a way of putting working out back into my routine - cardio work-out group. I have a great opportunity to start running again for another great cause - Girls on the Run. Three of my "wants" taken care of, just like that. I wonder if I started expressing how much I "want" to win the lottery... HA!
This weekend, I'm making plans to to get up early and take advantage of the beautiful mornings we've been having lately. I was driving home from school in the rain yesterday afternoon, and I started to get a really weird, guilty feeling. I thought about all of the days that I've told myself that I was going to go for a run, and my lame excuses for not seeing it though. I started worrying that maybe I have started losing my desire to see my journey though. OK, I've managed to last 8 months - the longest I've EVER gone trying to lose weight - but the thoughts that this could be it...that I'm starting to fall back into my "old self" routines rushed through my head. Then, I heard something inside of me say "it's going to be OK, you're going to go for a really good run this weekend and realize how much you've missed it". I sure hope that thing in my head is right. Hearing voices is never a good thing - but I'm OK with "motivational me" giving me the comfort I need. There is a reason I have been given the opportunities to get myself back on track, and I'm not going to let them slip by me.
So, tomorrow morning after I've come back from a therapeutic run, I will let you know how my cardio circuits work-out went AND what it truly felt like to run again.
Till next time. ;)