Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I found this on the Internet and thought...this is a MUST for my blog! It's so perfect! You can't wait! You must make things happen! This is a HUGE part of what I want my blog to impart on people. I have waited and passed up opportunities out of fear. No more I tell you! I have taken control of my life. I admit, there have been some set backs (possible foot surgery, I will hopefully know more today), but in the past something like that would have derailed me. I would have given up on trying to run that 5K, or said, well, There goes my workout regime. Not this time, not this girl! I have a plan in place, and have already started working to make it happen.
As I mentioned in my last blog, I have signed up for a bunch of free classes this week as part of Get Fit America week. Sadly, I missed the muscle conditioning class yesterday because I had two sick kiddos, but I took advantage of nap time and got in a good Pilate's workout. Today I am going to try my first ever spinning class. I am actually really excited. A few of my friends have done spinning and swear by it...we will see. I know it will be a challenge, but I am ready for it! Forty-five minutes of sweat inducing cycling...sounds like just the right cure for the rainy day blues. I am also excited about the Pilate's mat class tomorrow. I am hoping to get some good workout ideas from the mat class for in case I do have to have surgery.
That leads me to my plan. I have been searching the library DVD collection and ordering things for the girls and myself. The yoga DVD I bought has been such a huge hit (with both the 2 year old and the 10 year old) that I needed more for them. I also wanted to start a small collection of workouts that would not require me being on my feet so that I can stay active in case I have this surgery. I think that mat work will be my BFF for a while if that is the case. Even as I type this out, I am still shocked at the person I have become. I really want to stay on this healthier path. I love that my whole family has made exercise a priority...even the toddler. She absolutely loves doing her yoga, and when her big sis wanted to join in yesterday, it was like a party. A happy, healthy, yoga party!
If, by some stroke of good luck I don't have to have this foot surgery, I have already found a 5K to run the beginning of June. SO see, I have all bases covered. I will let you know what the doc says.