I used to love going to the gym. I loved having that structured part of my day where I pushed myself to be better, stronger, faster. It was a chance to step outside of my personal life and my business and decompress and relieve anxiety. In the nearly 2 and a half years since I’ve exercised regularly, I forgot how GOOD it feels. I had been making excuses not to join a gym. I live in San Diego, one of the most beautiful cities in the country with undoubtedly the best weather (this week the exception of course). Why pay for a gym membership when I can just go run around the block? I need new running shoes. I already don’t have enough time in my work week.
This week, I realized those things for just what they are: excuses. I don’t like running outside. Who cares what my shoes look like.. plus there’s an amazing place called Foot Locker. And I could certainly wake up a little earlier each day.
I joined 24 hour fitness and worked out for the first time today. AND I FEEL AMAZING! I dusted off my hand me down New Balances that were my best friend’s in college, grabbed a bathroom hand towel, filled a water bottle and WENT. I’m committing myself to taking care of my body so that it can take care of me.
I expect to be so much busier in 2010 both personally and professionally. It’s already shaping up to be our best year to date (I’m so excited for our 2010 weddings!!!) and we aren’t even through the first month yet. I’m prepared to put into my body all the positive things that I will need to get out of it this year. Bring it on, 2010!