Today was day number two for going to the gym! I know it's only day two, but I'm still proud of myself. I was exhausted after work today, but I made myself go because I knew that I wouldn't be able to go any other day this week because of plans/gym times. I found that the 30 minutes went by pretty quickly today while I was there and that I am pretty good at pushing myself to go a little bit further. For instance, I was running (more like jogging) on the treadmill and I set a goal to run for two minutes. Well, two minutes came around and I decided to keep going for another minute. I made it to three minutes and pushed myself to three minutes and thirty seconds. Now that might not sound like too much, but I was sweating my butt off and for it being my second day at the gym, I think that's pretty darn good!
I also noticed that while I'm there for the half hour, I really don't think about anything. It's a wonderful way to clear my head of the stressful (sometimes) day at work, and just focus on pushing myself and focus on my breathing. Yesterday I did my treatments before I went to the gym, and today since the gym was only open til 4:45, I went to the gym first, came home and took a shower, and I'm doing my treatments now. I felt like I was able to breathe a lot better and deeper yesterday when doing my treatments first. I was also able to cough and get everything out before exercising yesterday which I liked a lot better than today. Today while I was there, I had to cough a couple times, but I had no where to spit and I really hate when that happens. I'm glad that I tried both options (treatments first, then gym, and vice versa) because now I know which one feels a lot better to me.
This weekend's going to be pretty busy, so my main focus is going to be making sure that I don't skip any treatments to keep my streak alive. I'm at 9 1/2 weeks!!! GO ME!!!