Back on the Treadmill Again

23 Apr

I admit, after I was laid off from my previous job back in July, I stopped giving a crap about exercising and eating healthy.  Getting the boot and having to go back to square one, with a young child, was a major kick in the teeth and killed my motivation.

All my security and confidence was stripped away faster than you can say unemployed. It was awful and it sucked.  I was very fortunate to find a job after a couple of months that didn’t pay the greatest, but gave me a place to go to every morning and a sense of purpose.  I will be eternally grateful for the opportunity because I can only imagine how depressing it would have been to be home, without a job, in the dead of winter.

Last month, I was extremely lucky to be placed by a consulting firm at an amazing company.  I may not be making as much as I was when I was laid off, but I am making more and doing work I really enjoy.  Another bonus:  they have an on-site fitness facility.

This is my opportunity to get back on track and focus on exercise and healthy eating.  I have zero excuses not to take advantage of it since it’s in the building where I work.  It’s also very reasonably priced and they offer group classes and incentives to stay motivated.

I will definitely need this help after I went in for the first meeting today.  The trainer had me weigh in…I thought for sure she was talking about another person. How can this be me?  Are you sure the scale is working properly?

Yep, unfortunately, she was referring to me and the scale was not broken.  Damn.  It’s amazing how quickly the pounds can sneak up on you when you abandon exercising and eat a bunch of crap.  Ugh.

Well, I can either sit around and feel sorry for myself or get my “ish” together and forge ahead.  It won’t be easy, and the pounds won’t fall off like they did in my twenties, but I’m hoping once I see some results, it will motivate me to keep on trucking!

One Response to “Back on the Treadmill Again”

  1. Teresa (aka Wold) April 23, 2015 at 2:48 am #

    You can do this! I just may need to join the club one of these days. Really… Think it’ll work for me too? 😉

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