Tuesday, February 17, 2009

What I learned this week




I learned that I am starting to crave exercise! That is a big one for me! I love the high afterwards, but I am really starting to want to go to the gym instead of dreading going until after I get there.

I learned that I really need to get the people pleaser need in me under control. I realized that I am doing a lot of things NOT because I want to, but because I feel like others want me to do them. I think maybe the reason I am so indecisive on a lot of things is because I try to think about what would make others happy instead of me. I know it's not supposed to be all about me, either, but surely there is some way to balance the two!

I learned that I can hang in Body Combat! I don't know why I was so scared of that class! I LOVE it!

I learned that my legs are much stronger than I realized. After a training session last week at the gym I was not sore at all. My upper body, on the other hand, is totally weak!

I learned that I NEED a new sports bra! I'm alright until we start doing jumping jacks or knee ups in class, but then I realized this new one is not confining enough! I don't know where to find one good enough!

I am learning that committing to a small group is really hard this session for some reason. I need and crave the socialization that comes with it, but after getting out of the habit while there was a break, I really don't want to get back into it. I felt the same way with our homeschool co-op after the fall break and have really been struggling to go every week. I don't want to be there and I'm afraid it shows! I don't want to go to a small group and have that mentality.

There are many more posts on what was learned this week over at Musings of a Housewife.

8 comments:

JanMary said...

Oh how I miss "missing the gym" if you know what I mean! I have been very slack about going, and need to get back.

Terra said...

I so need to hit the treadmill. I so wont.

Hairline Fracture said...

I know what you mean about going to the gym. It is so hard to get going, but now that I go regularly, I know I'll feel better afterward.

Amy said...

Sooo what all do you do in body combat? We have something like that at our gym.....

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

I don't go to the gym, but I love when I have the discipline to exercise at home. It makes me feel better all around.

Musings of a Housewife said...

I wish I would crave exercise. :-) I'm with Terra on this one! :-)

Michele said...

I am so proud of you for craving exercise. It is amazing how it makes you feel. keep up the good work.

Okay, the thing about being a people pleaser and being indecisive is TOTALLY me. One day my hubby told me to do what I wanted and not consider anyone else. I honestly told him I don't know how. . . I'm always trying to consider others. . . and I wonder why I stay so burned out all the time. I think Joyce Meyer calls it approval addiction.

Sherri said...

I have always heard that exercise can become addicting, which is a good thing. I have never done it enough to become addicted to it. I'm so proud of you that you have! Jeff can't stand to miss too many days of it...he even worked out a couple of mornings on our cruise. I said I was going to go with him once, but, oh well!
As for the small group thing..I understand. I'm just not ready to jump into anything structured after having mine in the school system for so long. Plus, I think the planning and all for that one day a week or so would get into what I have planned here to get through with school. We may eventually do it, but we just still aren't ready yet.
I like this little weekly thing that you do.