Monday, February 7, 2011

{Hits and Slips}

I joined the YMCA the beginning of the month and it's been truly a godsend for me. I was looking for a good gym that would cater not only to me, but to my husband with mobility issues and to my kids as well and the YMCA was the only one who could do it all. I am trying out 2 classes this week and then taking 2 different ones next week and then picking the ones that will best suit me - Zumba is a little advanced for me and is out (at least for now).

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Today I took the "White Water fitness" class, thinking it would be an easy way to ease my way into more exercise during the week - well it kicked my butt - in a good way but it still kicked it hard! It was in the pool they call "The River" and it has a current and not only did we do the exercises with the current but against it too - I am still feeling the burn!

Tomorrow I will be taking it again because I screwed up my schedule (forgot Yoga was today at same time and mixed up my rotation) so Yoga was missed today but I still have it on Wednesday & Friday. In the Water fitness class there was not only old (which I thought it would be mostly filled with) but young too! I was the slowest but was getting better as the class came to a close. What's great about it is that it's only 30 minuets and I can go do my regular exercises after I am all done, which gives my older daughter more time in her "busy bee" class.
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My eating habits have been better but I did slip up this weekend. I let myself stress over the little things and have resorted to food as comfort and I really started to feel horribly guilty about it until I realized what I was doing and picked myself up and wiped off my butt and realized tomorrow will be a new day and it's fresh and new with no slip ups - which made me feel tons better.

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I know I am going to have my slips and falls but I have to stay positive about it or else I will get into the cycle of resorting to comfort food when emotionally down and then keep doing it because I feel guilty about it and I don't want that to keep happening.

I want to make lifestyle changes and I am bound to make mistakes and fall flat on my butt - it's what I do after I slip and fall that defines how successful I will be on this journey to a healthier me!


Bella said...

Sounds to me like you are doing a good job. And being realistic and knowing you will slip is part of that good job.

The American Homemaker said...

I love water aerobics! Zumba is too hard for me too. You're doing great! :)