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Day 1 – #6,652,277

I’m sure you must be tired of hearing about my Day 1’s almost as much as I am tired of writing about them.

My chiropractor recently told me she doesn’t know any one who starts and stops exercising more than me. 😏

But as long as I have more starts than stops, I think I am doing OK.

I went to the gym today for the first time in what feels like forever. I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror and was horrified. I have put on some weight. I do not like it. It is not a total surprise as my pants are getting more uncomfortable. But it is now time to take action.

No more eating after 8:30 pm.
No more snoozing the alarm in the morning, it is time to get moving every day.
No more meals without veggies.
Less takeout meals, no more than twice a week. This includes lunch bought at work.
More water, at least 2 liters a day.

I think that’s enough for now.

I am going to hurt tomorrow.

No pain, no gain; right?

I should stay off the internet

Every morning at work, I start my day by reading msn. There are usually fitness articles from Popsugar. Recently I read 3 articles about daily exercise challenges; 100 squats/day for 2 weeks, 50 burpees/day for 30 days and 50 push-ups/day for 2 weeks. Out of the 3, the push-ups seemed the most doable. I’m 10 days in and it is not getting any easier. I did not add the challenge of doing all the push-ups on my toes. I have only tried to do some on my toes once. And well … it sucked royally.

Usually by the time I am getting to do my push-ups it is late and I just want to get them over with as soon as possible. So modified push-ups for the win!

Maybe after these 2 weeks are over I will continue but instead start on my toes and see how far I can get in 2 weeks.

I am still getting in some workouts at the company gym but not as many as before. So far I seem to be working 3 shifts/week at my part time job. Only 2 of those are during the week, so I really have no excuse.

I was attempting to avoid going while the boot camp was in session but our paths crossed last week and it was not as bad as I thought it might be. Our gym is not very big so it really starts to feel restrictive with more than 4 people in it, at least to me.

A friend of mine is trying to convince me to join the local no-frills gym. It is $5 every 2 weeks, so $130/year. Not ridiculously overpriced. It is a 24/7 location so the only thing to figure out when to go. Ideally I’d love to go first thing in the morning, especially since the location closest to me is in a mall with a glass wall. It makes me think of zoo animals as everyone in the mall can watch you work out. So my only options are to go when the mall is closed and late night working out does not appeal to me.

Other than that life is pretty mundane.