Okay, this doesn't really count as "getting myself back" since I was actually NEVER in shape to start off with. However, I'm hoping this is the time I actually stick to a fitness regimen/goal/program/whatever. I'm making a commitment to get active, and it's HARD HARD HARD, but I'm hoping by writing about it and posting about it, I'll stick to my guns.
I read that Beyoncé lost her baby weight (that concept is so weird and uncomfortable to me, but still) with 90 minutes of working out a day. Technically, I guess I could do that, but I would rather start with a half an hour every other day. I also read that "No matter how slow you exercise, you're lapping everyone on the couch". That's more my speed. So I decided to start running. It doesn't require a membership, I don't have to go to a special location at a special time, I get more time outside, and since I can't run with my glasses on, I can't tell if people are looking at me funny. Which they probably are.
I went to Aerobics First, got fitted with some running shoes, a sports bra, and a couple long-sleeved running shirts, and downloaded a couple apps to get me from the couch to running. I would highly recommend Aerobics First, a smallish shop on Quinpool Road, Halifax. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and truly want to get you what you need. They were exactly what I needed: accepting of me being a completely out of shape running n00b. There was another store I tried first for a bra (will remain nameless), and the employees didn't quite know how to help me, being a beginner and large-breasted. I left there less-than-happy. Normal stores just aren't for me, I guess. Oh well, I got what I need!
I got out and started running using the Couch to 5k app, and the tech has been a bit unreliable so far, but with the advice of a couple people, I think I'll have that under control, too.
Today's supposed to be a running day for me, but I might rest today too, since I did some pretty tough (for me) yoga today (including a handstand, people!). Tomorrow looks good for an evening jog/pant/swear/sweat/sing/hobble.
What makes you get up and go?