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December 9, 2010

Working Out

   Tonight I felt so good.  God must have totally known that I needed a little encouragement because I've gotten some amazing affirmation from three different places in less than four hours!

   Working out is probably the next toughest part of this journey - the first being the mental struggle for food.  I am supposed to work out five days a week and I think I've averaged four days.  The working out itself is getting to be pretty easy.  It's amazing how good you feel simply getting a little physical activity.  I not only feel physically better, but I just feel like I'm in a better mood on days I make it to the gym.  There are a few people that I'm starting to recognize who are there fairly often and I'm hoping that maybe I can start to learn a little about them and their own journey.

   Like I said though, tonight was a good night...not just for the encouragement, but also for the actual workout.  I love the elliptical because it doesn't make my knee hurt.  I tore my MCL playing softball a few years ago.  I actually tore several things in there...doesn't really matter other than me telling you that sometimes it hurts when I push it.  The elliptical is much easier on it.  Tonight I chose to do the cardio setting which pushes for a much higher heart rate than I usually go for.  It also really burns the calories.  Watching the counter go up is so much fun when you're working out.  I'm not sure I would like it as much if I didn't know exactly how much it was helping me.  Tonight, I went for 35 minutes on that machine and it kept me really high on the level settings in order to keep my heart rate higher.  I was so proud of myself that I wanted to document it.

1 comments:

shellycoulter said...

I'm so proud of you, Jon! Way to go! Working out is definitely an addicting thing...because it does make you feel so much better all the way around!