I started working out today. The community center Jaylin does gymnastics at (and me and the boys do karate) has a full gym as well as a walking/running track around the inside. While Jaylin had her gymnastics class, I bought a membership so I could take advantage of all the equipment and track.
Jaylin’s class is an hour long and I typically just sit in a chair and watch her or play around on my phone. Never anything productive. That stopped today. I spent the first half hour walking the track and I love the way the track goes around the building because I could see in Jaylin’s gymnastics room from 2 sides of the track, I could enjoy watching her still. I even stopped a few times to pay close attention to her and she really enjoyed me being right up on the windows. After walking for the half hour, I got onto one of the stationary bikes, figured out the controls and let it do a quick-start program for me, 30-min. Halfway through I thought I couldn’t finish…I was tired and my one knee was starting to hurt…but I pushed through and got it done…even the 5-min cool down after.
Not only did I work out for the hour…I took Jaylin home and rested for about an hour before I headed back out to my karate class. Jeff tried to talk me out of it because my knee was still bothering me but I refused, belt promotion is in 3 weeks and I’m not missing a class now. It’s grabs week so I knew I wouldn’t be putting too much strain on my knee. And yes…I made it through my 45min karate class 🙂 I’m proud of myself.
Day one…of many. I feel good. I feel determined to keep this up.