Start your new active lifestyle by taking it one day at a time. You know, walk before you run.
That was on Sunday and I think it’s a great sign that as of today I do not have any hip pain. That’s where the pain would be if I were going to have any from my treadmill experiment.
As soon as I pull in the parking a sense of calm comes over me. I know that only a few minutes are between me and that first sip.
This is probably the hardest bit of advice to follow. I’m sure that the person I see in the mirror every day is not the same person my friends and family see. I’m not sure why this is but we are our worst critics.
Life has gotten in my way lately and I’ve not been to Spin class for…I’m not even sure how many weeks. Reunion planning, friends visiting, Monday night football…I can go on with my excuses.
My plan? Breakfast and say adieu, head to the gym (gym bag was packed and in the trunk ready to go), and back to life as normal. But it didn’t take much arm twisting to get me to hang out all day and crash one of the local resort pools where we lounged around enjoying a snack, beer, and a little sun.
As an adult I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost my balance and nearly fallen/tripped or actually found myself on the ground wondering how I got there. Hmm? No…and not just on nights after too many cocktails.
Lately my scale has been teasing me. One morning I’ll weigh 129.6…a couple of days later 130.2. Up and down. It’s been a couple of weeks that I’ve been hovering around 130 pounds.
After observing the registration process I made a comment to Lisa that it felt like we were trying out to be cheerleaders, although I’ve never actually tried out I was assuming that it’s what it would feel like to do so.
I’m gonna miss Bob…my Physiotherapist. But I’m not gonna miss the hip pain, headaches, and handing over a $20 co-pay every time I visit Bob.