I am very very proud of myself. I personally hate exercising, in particular running. My stamina is so bad that I am more of a run/walker. Not only do I want to look good, but I want to be healthy to bear my future children.
Therefore, I joined Barry’s Bootcamp, because its format is very similar to what I had at my company gym pre-pandemic. You reserve a spot in class and after a certain time, you can’t cancel without a financial penalty.
Once I tested most of the classes, I figured out the days I wanted to go. I wake up for the first available class, because I don’t commit then, I will never go. Some days are a drag, but I go.
Like I said, I don’t like running. Actually, I don’t like exercising in general. However, I don’t like becoming unhealthy, sluggish and stiff either. So I go.
The first day was the hardest. I am a competitive person and I wanted to keep up with everyone. I went so hard that I thought I was going to faint on my way home.
I am heading into my 30th class soon. I still don’t like running, but keeping up has been a lot easier. I can see my body slowly changing and my energy level has skyrocket.
I shoot for 10k steps every day, even if I have worked out. My homebody self WANTS to go out and explore the neighborhood. I am able to stay up later than usual. There are so benefits to exercising.
I encourage everyone to get outside and enjoy the sun. I hope to get some abs by the end of this year. I don’t want to put all my hope in just that. It truly is about the journey, not the destination.