Late to the party.

Posted by AngiGrrrl on 07/16/2013 in Musings |

I think my body is more than a little shocked at what I’m making it do. I’ve been more or less sedentary for most of my life and now I’m hitting the gym for 90 minutes 5-6 days a week. Suddenly I need 8 or more hours of sleep and I’m still waking up tired as hell. Granted, I’m working more than usual this week as well as all this gym business.
Last night my feet and lower back hurt so bad I had to take ibuprofen before bed. But I woke up only a little sore so I guess that worked out for me. Everyone assures me that I’ll get used to this and I’m sure that’s true. If anyone told me a week ago that I’d be averaging 4 miles of cardio a day, I would have laughed. And yet, here I am.
I’m late to this party. A lot of my friends have gotten into fitness and weight loss in the past couple of years. People who never weighed as much as me, but who lived the same lifestyle that I embraced. They made changes and stuck to them. I got on the train for a minute but got off way too fast. Now those people have lost 25, 40, 60, 80 lbs and I’ve lost nothing. I’m actually looking forward to having some number. Right now my number is 5. It’s small but mighty.
I also have an actual goal and time for the first time. 66 days. September 14 and I’d like to be down 32 lbs. It’s an obtainable goal. It’s a timeline that will make new habits in my life.
Right now I am merely adding exercise. I’m keeping track of my calories, which makes me make better choices but I’m not following a specific diet. Starting on Friday I will be easing into the Master Cleanse. I’ll be doing 3 days of transitioning to a liquid diet, 10 days of Cleanse, 3 more days of transitioning back to solid food. I’m not doing the cleanse to lose weight, I’m doing it to detox my body. I have many, many years of fast food and junk in my body. I want to go through the ritual of removing it. I want to have the time to reflect on what is good and bad for me. I want to feel like I am really making changes because I think it will give me the confidence to keep this life change active.
Today is Day 6. 60 days to go.

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