All the talk and buzz of exercise on the forums has inspired me to go for a walk/jog. First I looked for a Zumba class near me. Then when that failed I checked out the local timetable of the closest gym which was also a fail because it only had pump on which I can’t do with my back injury.
So then I thought walk/jog it is. Then I thought – how long can I actually jog for these days? That’s a scary thought. I used to be able to do about 11km up and down hills. Now I don’t know if I can even jog for 5 minutes these days. Then I heard men outside laughing and talking to each other. So then I started thinking – oh no they will laugh at me if I walk/jog by in my tights.
The cycle of negative thinking is endless! So what am I going to do? Put on my damn tights, sneakers and t-shirt and get my astronaut out onto that pavement. Its negative thinking that has gotten me here in the first place and I NEED to quash it now.
So I ended up walking 7.5 kms, well walk jogged depending on the song on my ipod, coupled with how frustrated I was at my tights falling down. And no, it isn’t because I’ve lost weight, merely because they’re old and need to be replaced. I’m quite proud of myself. I power walked most of the way, imagining I was either a) part of the glee cast or b) in a Britney filmclip or c) playing guitar along with Korn. Bit weird I know but it takes my mind off the fact that I’m simply walling. I tend to mouth along to the songs too – lucky you aren’t my walking partner hey?
What’s your fave work out music? This is about getting healthy and being happy and trying new experiences. So far so good! What i realised while I was powerwalking my booty down the road was I felt great. I felt pumped. It made me realise how much I miss exercise. I didn't tell you guys before but I used to spend 6 days per week at the gym - between 1 and 2 hours per session.
Tomorrow hopefully I’ll get a chance to let you all know about my Bikram yoga experience. I’ve tried it once, and would like to try it again tomorrow night before posting