For a while now I have been feeling like I need to start doing some form of exercise because I literally haven’t done any in about 8 years, if not longer! You see I’m not the type of person who takes a run around the block or does yoga down the road. I’m the kind of person who is constantly shovelling food into their mouths and complaining that I should be more active. Well the time has finally come where I’ve (temporarily) laid down my pudding spoon and got my running shoes on. Yikes!
My friend Leigh and I have decided to start exercising together with the aid of a personal trainer. So last week Tuesday our lovely instructor arrived at Leigh’s house to give us our first lesson, which wasn’t too bad except that my legs pretty much shook throughout the whole session. They were like unset jelly on a rollercoaster, if that makes any sense. I knew whilst I was trying to do lunges without passing out, that the next day I was going to be in a world of pain. I wasn’t wrong and I wasn’t prepared either for just how much pain was being dished out.
For the next 2 days, I walked around like I had something stuck up my butt. My thighs were so stiff that getting up and down off a chair was near impossible. You guys probably think that I’m exaggerating, but unfortunately I’m not. I think my body thinks that I’ve lost my damn mind and is desperately trying to make me feel as much pain as possible so that I won’t do it again. But I am doing it again, this week and I’m scared that I’m going to cry like an alcoholic outside a bottle store that says ‘Closed for Renovations’ on the front door.
I’m going to try push through, I’m going to try and see if I can eventually get parts of my body not to move from side to side when I walk haha. I just wish that I wasn’t only in week one. I also wish that I didn’t loose interest in exercising so quickly, which has always been my problem. I start something and I’m amped in the beginning for a while, but then it becomes a mission and not in a good way and I land up bailing on it.
Do any of you suffer from the same thing? Do you have any tips on how to stick this sort of thing out? I’ve thought about ‘paying’ myself for every lesson that I complete, so that I can go buy something nice with my ‘hard earned cash’ at the end of each week. That’s not a bad idea, right?