Category Archives: Fitness

Takin’ it easy

Yesterday…errr, it’s 1:44 AM Saturday so it wouldn’t be ‘yesterday’ anymore…on Thursday, I went to the gym.

It felt great.

At first I was really dreading the idea. But I had packed my gym bag and tossed it in the car the night before with the determination that the next morning I’d hit the gym. When I woke up in the morning, I had a nervousness inside. It was weird, like I was going in the first day at a new job. I gave my boyfriend a wake up and we hit the gym together.

We did 30 minutes on the elliptical at a steady heart rate. He is more fit than me so while I was huffing and puffing, focusing on breathing, he was chatting away. His company was nice. Then we did some weights, focusing mostly on the back muscles for no particular rhyme or reason.

I had decided that I would go to the gym today…err, Friday… too but I didn’t end up going because my leg, shoulder, back and core muscles were feeling a little tight and I didn’t want to over do it. Building new habits is hard, so I’m going to take it easy. I don’t want to get discouraged.

Bed time? I think so…

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These legs were made for walkin’…

…and that’s just what they’ll do.

Yeap, I’m a little bit corny but hey its me 🙂

(and if you’re getting flashbacks of Jessica Simpson in daisy dukes and cow-girl boots, you’re welcome!)

Through an initiative at my current workplace, I have signed up for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers walk in September 2012. The 2012 walk is the 10th annual walk organized by the Princess Margaret Foundation and it is being tooted as the walk to walk…

I haven’t really posted photos of myself on here but I will tell you that I struggle with disordered eating and I’m not in good shape. I have an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in the health sciences and work at a cancer survivorship centre in Toronto and I am very passionate about health and about cancer. It was a natural choice for me to opt-in to participating in the 10th annual walk.

Now that it has sunk in a little bit, I’m starting to get anxious about this walk.

The walk is two days, and over the two days participants walk 60 km. Six-Zero. SIXTY. That is a lot of… a lot of distance.

Now what? 

Exercise?

Holy crow. I said it. /ˈeksərˌsīz/

And really, it’s about friggen time. My GP has been reminding me every time I visit her that it would be a good idea. She flips back in my chart to a time when I was quite physically active and had no complaints, and just felt better about myself in general.

Last year, in support of my weight loss efforts (ehm “efforts”)  my boyfriend bought me a gym membership. I used it quite a bit on and off over the summer but haven’t been in there since my sister’s wedding in July. I think it’s time that I took advantage of the membership

*big breath* 

This is going to be one heck of a challenge for me, but it is for a good cause so I’m up for it.

And of course, I’ll blog about it too.
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