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Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Let me just start by saying I haven’t been to the gym all week. I perfectly intended to go on Monday. That was before I realized I was too tired to actually function after being up in the wee wee hours the night before. So, I said to myself that Tuesday was a great day to go. That was before I fell asleep at the computer a bit. Wednesday, I figured, what the hey, I don’t want to go today and Thursday only. Yeah, not too keen on that thought process myself. Nonetheless, I haven’t gone.
This being the 8th update, also signifies it’s been 2 months. In this time, I’ve successfully gone to the gym only about half the time. What have I been doing the other weeks you ask. Well, I learned to sew on the sewing machine and created beautiful cloth diapers that everyone absolutely adores (especially the cloth diaper receiver). I have spent a good bit of time and energy on life stuff. I made a DVD for Hun for Father’s Day, which took a few days to get completed. I spent some time with great women friends. I even got some work done on my big project these days.
Are these excuses? I don’t know, maybe. Are they legitimate? In my opinion yes. Were these activities worth not going to the gym? Yes, absolutely. Does this mean I won’t go next week? I sure hope not, I don’t plan on it at all. What I actually plan on, is going Monday-Thursday, with only the potential for 1 day off in that time period. I’m not anticipating a day off, but I know the reality of life, especially as a mom. So because of that fact, I’ll mentally allow the possibility of 1 day off.
Again, it’s a good thing my goal isn’t to be the most fit person or to lose a bunch of weight. At this stage, I’d almost consider myself having failed these first 8 weeks. Instead, though, I’m focusing on the good that I’ve done and the progress I’ve made in having gone in this time period. That’s the trick for me, with most things anyway – perspective and recognizing progress.
There’s a saying I’m quite familiar with, “Progress, Not Perfection”. This is a saying I sometimes even need to remind myself of. There’s quite a bit of power and wisdom in those three words – progress, not perfection. So today, I celebrate the following 8 things about my gym progress:
1. A current gym membership.
2. A gym that has KidKare with hours I can use.
4. Gym classes.
5. Having fitness goals, though loose, they are there.
8. The lack of illness or injury.
So, I may not have gone to the gym as often as I originally intended these first 8 weeks, I have gone. The times I have gone, have felt great! After all, isn’t that really my goal anyway?!