Lately I have been working on my character. I often complain about problems but make no effort to resolve them and it's been bugging me. After a recent run-in with a rude store employee I was telling my Mom about the situation, who in turn said "You don't have a right to complain if you're not going to do something about it." So I picked up the phone and reported the employee to their manager. And I felt much better.
My current dilemma has been my little weight gaining situation. In reality it's maybe 5 pounds, but I feel like I have lost control. Enter my new mantra--I could whine, or I could so something about it! Small problem: I hate exercising. Despise it. I've gone on short kicks of going to the gym in the past, but inevitably I find an excuse to quit. So joining a gym is out of the question because it would be a complete waste of money.
I do own a yoga mat and actually did a workout DVD for a little while, but the workout was so hard to follow that I gave up. But I love the idea of yoga because it's all strength and toning, which is what I really need.
I was in Target yesterday and picked up this:
Jillian Michaels scares me because she is intense about exercising, but I need a good kick in the pants to get moving and figured she would be the best at it. Plus she throws some cardio into the workout so it mixes things up a bit.
I started today with the Level 1 Workout and after 5 minutes I was sweating profusely. 15 minutes in and I thought I was having a heart attack. At the end of the 30 minute workout I was whimpering, but it felt great. It was easy to follow and it was just the right amount of yoga slang mixed with actual instructions. I am sore all over but I'm hoping that's just my muscles waking up and not a sign of me doing the poses the wrong way!
Wish me luck and next time you see me I'm gonna be totally ripped.