Well, I actually didn’t do a lot of sitting around today.
I had a doctor’s appointment last Monday and everything is going well (I have polycystic kidney disease and my blood pressure needs to be monitored regularly) but my doctor finally gave me the weight loss talk. Not that it was something I didn’t know on my own, but for some reason when I heard it from her it has more impact. So after a few days of stewing and feeling sorry for myself my husband and I joined an area gym on Friday. Yesterday we played tennis for an hour which was a lot of fun (it’s been ages since I’ve picked up a racquet, so the skills need some work) and this morning I attended an intro to Pilates Reformer class (which ended up being a personal training session since I was the only one there!). I’m sore, yes, but even after a short time I do feel a difference in my energy level and I’m hoping I can keep this motivation going even when the novelty of the gym’s newness wears off.
And to cap off my healthy (healthier) weekend I made an amazing Indian chicken and rice dish in the slow cooker for dinner. My husband, who is not an adventurous eater, even ate it and liked it, though he it was spicy for him (me, I love spicy).
As much as I love reading I think that I will need to take back some of the time I spend doing that and use it toward exercising and physically improving myself. If I think about it, there are so many opportunities in the day for me to steal a few minutes here and there to read, but limited blocks of time for me to properly work out. And the gym membership is not cheap, so I need to make the time investment equal the financial one.