I've been feeling a bit guilty lately. Instead of mixing gym visits with walking, I've just been doing the walking. I rationalized this decision because walking is my favorite form of exercise, and I love being outside, enjoying the summer. But then my bank statement comes, and I'm reminded every month that I'm paying for something that I'm not using.
Being on vacation these past couple of days has given me the chance to review the goals I set for myself this year. One of those goals, a really important one, was to get to the gym at least three times a week. Darn. Again, the rationalization kicks back in. "At least you're exercising..." You know how it goes. Maybe you've got a couple of New Year's resolutions that have a similar outcome?
Well, enough of that. I just got back from a great workout at the Y and am feeling tired. I also signed up to meet with a trainer once a week for the next three weeks. I think she'll help me get back on track.
Over the weekend, I set a new goal for myself. I want to be in top shape by the end of the year. I mean top shape. It's going to take a lot of work, but so did losing 65 pounds. It can be done, and I'm going to do it.
I'm bringing all this up because I know there's more than a few of us out there who have gotten out of our routines. We started out well enough, but then life got in the way. I want to encourage you to use these dog days of summer to re-group. Get out those New Year's resolutions, and/or write-up some new ones. Don't worry about what you didn't do. Focus on the future and what you can do, beginning now. Transformation is in the air. Are you ready to start?