I think making the commitment to exercise is exactly like making the commitment to eat right. Until you're ready to do it and until it "clicks" for you, you can be lost as to why you don't have the willpower to do what you know you need to do. There will always be an excuse. There will always be tomorrow.
Well it "clicked" for me last week when I wrote this post. It took reading my old blog entries when I was working out five days a week to realize that I wanted that back again. And once I decided that, it was a done deal. Nothing was going to stop me.
I went to Zumba tonight. It was crowded and hot and I'm still getting back into shape but it was awesome. I had those feeling of empowerment and knowing that what I was doing for my body was going to help me reach my goals.
While waiting for class to begin I was saying hi to the girls around me. Nichole looked at me and smiled and said "You're back again tonight?!"
My reaction was "YES!!! I'm back; I'm back!"
And you know what? It is hard! It's hard to make the time to make yourself a priority. Luckily I have an awesome husband that only wants the best for me (all while training for a full marathon himself) and my kids appreciate that I'm setting a good example for them.
For example, this was our schedule today:
5:30 a.m. I'm up and get ready for work.
6:30 a.m. Jim gets the kids up, fed and ready for school
6:45 a.m. I head out to work (45 minute commute)
7:20 a.m. Jim runs 5 miles at Y
7:30 a.m. I arrive at the office
4:30 p.m. I commute home
5:15 p.m. I pick up kids from school
5:25 p.m. I help the kids with homework
5:40 p.m. Jim gets home from work
5:45 p.m. I head to the YMCA for Zumba
6 p.m. Jim feeds kids
7:10 p.m. I get home from working out
7:20 p.m. Jim heads off to his next appointment
7:25 p.m. I finish homework and eat dinner
7:45 p.m. I color with Gracie
8 p.m. I get the kids to bed
8:30 p.m. I shower
9 p.m. Jim should be home.