I took a brisk walk during lunch today in the extreme heat. It wasn't too bad. I stayed on the streets with an abundance of shade. It made it a little less like Hell. It wasn't until I stopped to get my lunch that the sweat really started to roll. Overall I was happy to be out of the office and working off the 5lbs of weight gain I have had since March. I have a long way to go people.
I have my weekly Wednesday night ride tonight with St. John's Cycle. I am looking forward to being with friends and riding my new bike again. Tonight I might even get my name on the bike. That will be awesome! I missed last week because of a meeting and I didn't ride this weekend because of Mr. J and his surgery/recovery. It is going to be fun.
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. This time last year I was working towards a goal with the assistance of a coach (David Houle from D2 Cycling Center, the best coach in Central FL). I did most of the work on my own. I had a workout schedule to follow and lots and lots of advice from my coach but I went to gym on my own 5 days a week, I road 3 days a week and I was dedicated and it worked. I conquered my goal in style and I lost almost 25 lbs doing it. This year I have goals but no motivation. I always find an excuse for not going. Yesterday I actually told me husband it was too hot to walk to the gym and workout! How stupid is that?! I would be sweating my butt off at the gym anyway. That is a grand excuse.
If money were no object, I would love to be able to get a trainer to help me achieve my goals. Someone that I would have to be honest with and in turn be honest with myself. Sounds silly huh? Why can't I be honest with myself? I have so many goals that I have set for myself this year and the year is half over and I haven't achieved one of them. I need guidance and words of wisdom I suppose.