Monday, November 14, 2011
A sweet and sweaty start
Well, I'm pretty darn proud of myself, I must say. Even though its only been two weeks, I have been diligent in my tummy exercises, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Okay, so it's not a long or terribly difficult routine to follow, but as I already said, I'm not very good at exercising simply for exercise sake, so this is a small breakthrough for me, and I'm happy to be seeing it through!
I recently found some Zumba routines that I was able to download, and I've begun adding them twice a week, as well. (Okay, to be honest, I only found the downloads last Thursday, so I've only done them once, but the PLAN is to do an hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and see how it goes!) I've been wanting to join a class, but the truth is, I don't want to go by myself, and it's even harder to talk someone else into it, than it is to motivate myself. Anyway, it looks like so much fun, and I love, love, LOVE to dance, so I am beyond excited to give this a go.
I am bound and determined to get back to a routine of taking care of ME. I've always been somewhat of a clothes horse and had always prided myself in my appearance, but having been unemployed for so long, I kind of let that all of that go by the wayside. After all, I had no real reason to put on make-up, or get out of my yoga pants, as I figured there was no need to spruce myself up to do the dishes or walk the hounds!
That mindset is wrong though. I want to feel good about myself, FOR myself. If you look good, you feel good, and I intend to feel great!! So, I've gone back to painting my nails...doing my hair...putting on my makeup...wearing cute outfits (even if it IS just to go to the grocery store!)...and yes, exercising a bit to get my blood flowing!
So...that's the plan. Wish me luck!!