Back to the basics – The Shrinking Jeans of April


January 12, 2011 By april

I spoke in my True Confessions this week how, through a string of events that weren’t my fault, I haven’t been able to work out for a while. It’s been so long that my body and mind are in a bit of a disconnect. This is the first time in years that this has happened to me.

I long to be back on my bike, but unless I want to ride in the dark (which isn’t really safe for me to do alone here), I’m going to have to wait until spring when it doesn’t get dark at noon. (Ohhhkay, I know it gets dark later than that, but still.)

I like to be fit. I feel like I am a better me when I’m fit. However, this winter has had me down for several reasons, and you know what? It’s OK to go through down spells, but there comes a time when you need to work to get back up. For me, now is that time.

With two dogs in the house all of the time because of the cold, doing my favorite work out DVDs is hard. I drop to the floor for push-ups and I have two furry faces looking at me as if to say, “Oh my god! Are you OK?!” So, I would rather go to the little private gym at work.

I decided to get on the elliptical yesterday. The elliptical trainer was how I got into fitness, and I figured with such a disconnect that I seem to be going through, getting back to the basics was best.

I was right. It was best. It felt good to work my body again and my mind even felt a little better. So, now, I need to figure out a schedule that works for me.

Maybe I’ll join a gym, even. Ya never know what– NAH.

PS. My bike says hi.