Please indulge me as I give myself a pat on the back here....
This morning, I got up at 7am, out of my warm and cozy bed, dressed for the gym, and actually went. This was a MAJOR feat for me. I haven't seen the inside of the Y since January. As I opened the door this morning to leave, I was hit with a blast of frigid air. It was only 11 degrees out. I almost turned around and went back inside.
Once at the gym, I hopped on a treadmill and started Week 1, day 1 of a Couch to 5K program, recommended by her. It wasn't too bad. I walked to warm up for 5 minutes, then alternated 60 seconds of running with 90 seconds of walking. I cycled like that for 20 minutes. I was shocked that I didn't want to give up 5 minutes in, the way I usually feel when I try to run. I finished up with a 5 minute cool down.
All in all, it was a 30 minute workout, my distance was 1.88 miles, and according to my heart rate monitor, I burned 338 calories. Woo-hoo!
Walking to my car to leave, I thought to myself, "I feel good". Not just physically, but mentally as well. I felt happy.
And I'm not sure I could tell you the last time I felt happy in the morning.