Tuesdays used to be my least favorite day of the week by far. Mondays are a fresh start, Wednesdays mean you are half way through the work week, Thursday is Friday-eve/happy hour day, and Friday is the start of the weekend. So Tuesdays really left nothing to be desired for me, until the last few weeks.
When I first was asked to lead the Tuesday morning Weight Watchers meeting, I was a bit hesitant. Since it starts at 7:45am (7:30am starting next week and going forward), that means I have to be at the meeting at 7am and get up at 6am to be there on time. Because of that, there’s no way for me to squeeze in a morning workout on Tuesday, so I felt like I had a lot piled against me.
But, over the last several weeks, Tuesday has quickly become one of my favorite days of the week. Starting my day off with a Weight Watchers meeting leaves me feeling almost as energized as a morning workout does, and really helps me to focus. I mentioned this yesterday, but sometimes I feel like the meetings are more for me than the members, and I am really loving the Tuesday morning group.
This week’s topic is Moving More – and thinking about all the ways that we can work exercise into our lives. I opened up the meeting with people giving excuses why they can’t exercise, and then we talked about what would be on the list if we made a list of reasons why we SHOULD exercise. After that, we came up with some ideas to combat all the excuses we brainstormed, and overall, it was an awesome meeting.
It’s funny, because as a total coincidence, yesterday I didn’t have time for a legit workout. Monday mornings are never really an option for me because no matter how hard I try, I can’t get up to get in a workout before work. And last night, I had a 3 hour Weight Watchers training session, so I decided to do what I could. I walked to work, which is about 22 minutes, took a 20 minute walk over lunch, and then walked 20 minutes home, for a total of one hour of walking.
I posted it on my Facebook page, and someone commented (Hi Barbara!) saying that that’s exactly what they talked about this week at Weight Watchers, and I hadn’t even made the connection! You can guess which story I shared about myself today.
After leaving the meeting to walk to my desk job, I had a bounce in my step, and I’m sure you can hear it from the tone of this post – I am in a much better place than yesterday. I feel refreshed, reenergized, and refocused. And, excited about tonight’s 5 mile run home!