Monday, February 25, 2013

A healthier Me

Last summer we drove by what used to be our local Albertson's grocery store.  A big banner was hanging from the building announcing it as the future home of a Gold's Gym Express.  A few months later, after weeks of pressuring, I caved to my friend's pleas to join and go with her.  We started frequenting the closest open Gold's Gym until our location finally opened.  By that point we had convinced 2 other friends to join us in early morning torture.  The four of us have braved unearthly morning hours,  wind, snow and single digit temperatures all in the name of good health.  

I can only speak for myself, but I'm seeing some differences.  For one, I am exceedingly tired.  All of the time.  I, who can boast of multiple insanely late movie nights with my BFF, cannot function waking up at 5 a.m. 4 times a week, even when I go to bed by 10 p.m.  I have heard my kids friends more than once whisper, "You're mom's asleep again?"  Increased appetite.  Exercise always does this to me.  The cold weather is not helping.  Weight loss-none.  Strength has improved.  I can now own up to being able to do 5 push ups.  You have no idea what kind of miracle this is. Sickness.  I only get half sick now.  It's almost annoying.  I feel the symptoms coming on, steel myself for being bedridden and then....nothing.  Wha?!  It goes away.  While I'm grateful I don't have to put my life on hold for something so blah, I'm starting to think a day in bed sounds kind of nice.  C'est la vie.  

Hooray for good health!


Cami said...

Health rocks.
Exercise bites.

Thanks for dragging me along.

marlene said...

You are so awesome! As you well know, I am NOT a morning person. Waking up that early is definitely not for the faint of heart :)