While the gardens kept me busy throughout the summer, it is time to get back into an exercise routine now that the last of my canning/gardening chores are behind me. I need to focus on getting my beach bod in shape for my January trip to sunny Mexico, not to mention build some upper body strength to deal with the impending white stuff.
So I pulled my exercise runners and Pilates DVD’s out of mothballed storage and got to work first thing this morning. After 45 minutes of huffing, puffing and feeling like a bloated cow wearing a size x-small sausage skin, I thankfully was done.
First….I am out of shape.
Second…. I am very much out of shape.
But I am looking forward to Day Two. Right now at least. I know my mind (and body) will have something different to say tomorrow morning. Therefore I will be looking for some extra motivation once I bounce out of bed with all the energy of a slug.
For those that are faithful gym bunnies, what makes you get up in the morning and hit the gym? Are there any tips or tricks you have implemented to talk yourself into keeping the exercise momentum going?
At the moment my motivation is my bathing suit for Mexico. I have it taped to the fridge, along with a giant pink pig made from construction paper….hope it works…