I started working out in January, and I'm still going at it. Kinda surprised though, since I tend to get really into things and then poop out. But I think I'm at that point where if I don't go, I feel bad. And keep thinking to myself that I should've gone.
Every Tuesday (and Thursdays when I'm off), I go to a Cardio, Core and More class. And it pretty much does those things. The teacher is pretty intimidating, but very motivating at the same time. I used to fear going to her class, yet I still wanted to go. Now, I look forward to it every week.
I'm one of those students that stands in the back of the class, away from all the regulars and hard-core fitness people. There's no way I can keep up with them, and I figured if I stand in the back, the teacher won't see me and I can go at my own pace, i.e. give up when I think I've had enough.
I'm starting to migrate towards the front nowadays, not because I want to check myself out in the mirror, but because I feel like I am challenged when I'm there. I'm closer to the hard-core people, therefore I feel like I'm working harder. But I still hit that point, and I wanna stop. And I do.
But lately, I've been trying to push myself past that mental stop point and to keep going and going. It's not always easy and I feel myself slow down and sometimes I just stop and give up. But I know if I want to get the results I'm looking for, I've got to push through.
Today was sort of a small hooray for me. The teacher pointed me out, and recognized me for the hard work I've been putting in. I'm by no means in super good shape, but I've certainly come a long way. I know they say that you should be doing it for yourself, and not necessarily for the praise of others, but sometimes it's nice to be recognize for something you do.
I'm glad I've kept up with the workouts, and surprised I haven't given up. I'm not doing this to lose weight because the scale tells me I haven't. But I'm doing it more for personal health and well-being. And because I've been paying for a darn gym membership for 9 years and never used it!!