Okay, so I may have had one or two false starts at working out. Okay, maybe 4 or 5, but I swear this is it.
How do I know? Because I am taking drastic measures this time. Last time, I just said, “okay, time to start working out again” and then it would only last for a few days. I think I was failing because I didn’t make a real plan.
This time, i took measures for success.
First, I hired a personal trainer. I did this so I would have some accountability. The accountability is from both a financial one ( I paid up front for 3 months of training) and second, from a personal, well thought out commitment I am making this time.
I had to ask myself, “why did I want to start working out again”? The reasons this time around were about health. Health to the point of the fact I am now 45 and I need to have good health If I plan on making it to old age. That and the fact that I just have not been feeling “healthy” for a long time. And what frustrates me is that just 4 years ago, I weighed 75 pounds less and felt great.
In addition, I decided to change gyms. I thought I needed a change of scenery (and plus this new place is where the trainer does his thing).
The last thing I decided to do is to write about my progress. Not necessarily every day (although that is the goal) but often enough that it becomes a habit, just like working out.
So here we go.
Tomorrow will be my first personal training day. The last 3 days, I did go to the gym on my own, mostly just to test myself if I was really committed. These last few days I have eaten right, and even decided not to have my evening cocktail, um cocktails, which proved more challenging than I thought.
Do you know how much more you get accomplished at night if you don’t spend the time with a cocktail in your hand in front of the TV? Even now, here I am after 9 p.m. writing this article (because I can’t sleep). Usually, I would be watching TV and ignoring the family. (sorta).
But not today. Got home from work, cleaned the house, made dinner, paid the bills, watched tv for a bit with the wife and now just trying to find something to do to pass the time. Weird!
More tomorrow. Promise.