It is so hard to get back on track with an exercise routine when you spent the last 3 months taking time off from it. Most people who read my blog understand the reason why I don’t work out in the winter and for those who don’t the reason is that I just don’t believe in it. I believe that winter time energy should be held in reserve for other things like sleeping a little longer and fighting off any foreign invaders to the body.
But now I find myself in a situation where much of the fat that I gained throughout the winter is becoming uncomfortable. The days have been a bit warmer in the February month and I feel a constant nagging to find my way back to fitness. I made several attempt in January to get the ball rolling, but then pulled back as the temperatures dropped.
This morning I dedicated 30 minutes to pushing myself through a high intensity walk on the treadmill and I now sit here with the feeling of exhilaration. From this day forward I will do just the same routine that will spark the flame and lead me to the next step.
It’s so difficult to remember how I felt just months ago where I had the energy to jump out of bed in the morning and look forward to getting my body moving. I will regain this feeling again in just 21 days of rigorous walking for just 30 minutes each morning.
Some of the signs that pushed me back were small rises in blood sugar, feeling like I am completely depleted of energy at 3:00 in the afternoon and looking forward to time on the couch. All of these signals are alarms going off in my head telling me that it is time to come out of hibernation and slowly and carefully allow the beast inside me to awaken.
Blood Sugar- 106, Weight- 191.2
Treadmill- 30 Minutes