Tomorrow will be my workout number 1050 at Curves which is a MAJOR accomplishment for me! Even after all this time (starting WAY back in 2006), I still don’t consider myself an “exercise person”. You know who you are, the ones who bounce into the gym with a spring in their step or the ones I see jogging with their ear buds in place and a smile on their face. I’ve tried jogging (ok, just on my Wii Fit game, but that counts!) and it’s not for me. I’m sure if I was threatened with death, I could probably muster the stamina to run, but for fun, I don’t see it happening for me 😉
I am very proud of myself, though, because I have managed to get myself to Curves at least 3 times a week (5 on the good weeks). Sure, I’ve taken a few vacations, but if I’m here in town, I’m at Curves in the morning. In the last year, I’ve started to do my workout at Curves before I go into the office in the morning. Somedays I REALLY have to make myself go and am mentally kicking and screaming the whole way there, but I always am glad that I did. When I put it in the scanner, my little Curves Smart keytag tells me each morning I work out the number of times I’ve been there and at the conclusion of my workout shows me which muscles I’ve worked and approximately how many calories I’ve burned. For me, this is the best part of the workout and gives me the satisfaction of starting the day out on the right track.
The most motivating factor for me, however, is my family’s health history of diabetes and heart disease. My mom had her first heart attack at age 49 and I am more quickly than I like approaching that age. I love my life and want to be here to enjoy it for as long as I can. I may not be an “exercise person”, but I’ve learned that (quoting the famous Nike ad) sometimes I have to just “do it!” I do give myself major kudos, though, for making it to workout number 1050!!!!! 🙂 Maybe by workout number 2000, I really WILL be excited about going! 😉
What in your life is a challenge for you?