Well, hello there.
Its been a while and I know most of you might have gone on your merry way.
I don't blame you. If blogging were my job I would have received that pink slip long ago.
So for the few that have happened upon this new post....
This year greeted me with with a long hard look in the mirror. In fact if I must be honest it started in the beginning of December. There I was sitting in my friend's dining room having our woman's bible study. We usually chat for a few minutes and we started to talk about how we are feeling and the topic landed on the weight thing...you know...
"I wish I could lose weight"
"I know I would feel better if I lost some weight"
My friend turned to me and said ...Its so funny I have a treadmill, an elliptical and even a bow flex in my basement, but I have no motivation to use them.
I told her I wish I had those things, I added that my husband goes to the gym and offered to get me on his plan, but I just feel so self conscious with all those people around.
She said " Hey, we should exercise together!"
Me : "We should!"
We started that following Monday.
We've come up with a routine where we start on either the elliptical or treadmill for half and hour then crunches, leg lifts, and planks. We end it with light weights and finally a few stretches.
That first day was hard for me. I didn't realize how horrible my endurance has become. The next day my stomach muscles were sore and my arthritic knees complained.....LOUDLY
We continued and 9 weeks later are still exercising together. I have lost some weight ( I wish it was more but hey its all good). We are watching what we eat and giving each other encouragement. There are days that my drive to her house are filled with my head telling me...
"Whats the use! Don't go. Don't put us through this anymore!
My stomach says..."Dude, don't you just want to call it a day and go to Starbucks and get yourself a cappuccino and a sweet treat?"
My knees say " OK, seriously? again?"
My heart says " Hey I'm feeling stronger, don't listen to those guys. Keep up the good work"
I'm going to listen to my heart.