Hey everyone! I had such a victory last night...I got home and really wanted a glass of wine but knew that if I had one glass it would likely spiral into drinking the entire bottle. So instead I had a Diet Sprite and sipped on that while I was cooking. Quite honestly, I didn't really miss the wine so much. I was actually thirsty and Diet Sprite does a much better job of quenching my thirst than a glass of wine does. Yea me!
I went for a 6 mile run/walk yesterday and lunch and loved it! It was so great being outside and not freezing. I plan on doing it again today. Usually I try to mix up my cardio a bit more but when the weather's this nice, you have to take advantage of it!
So there's something, actually someone, I've been wanting to mention for a while and she's a such a motivation to me to exercise. She's someone I work with and actually has the same job title as me but is at least 15 years older. I don't want to mention her name just on the odd case that someone I work with stumbles upon this blog so I'll call her Awesome Co-worker. Now Awesome Co-worker used to be a professional ballerina! She toured with several big ballet companies overseas and all over America. She has a fantastic story about meeting her husband in Italy. After she got married she went back to school and got her degrees. But, here's the sad part...she was diagnosed with MS a few months ago and uses a cane most of the time to get around. MS basically slowly shuts down your nervous system; there's no cure for it, only treatments to prolong the envitable wheelchair confinement. I was talking to Awesome Co-worker a few weeks ago and she was saying how much she misses being able to exercise and just being able to move freely and walk around without fear of falling. This got me to thinking...I have no medical reason why I don't exercise more. Most of the time when I don't workout, I'm just being lazy. Why do I not take advantage of my reasonably healthy body and exercise? It was really an eye-opening conversation to me. Ever since then, on the days when I don't want to exercise, I think about Awesome Co-worker and the conversation we had. I stop feeling sorry for myself and go get some exercise. I know it's a bit depressing but I don't want to someday be unable to exercise and regret not doing as much now as I can. And, on that note, later gators!