I feel like I’m going to throw up

But it’s a good thing I suppose.

I’m proud to say that less than a week after talking about it in Physical Recovery: Burning the Boats, today I did my first 30 minute workout on the elliptical trainer in years.

And so after the first heavy exertion like that in some time, I do feel a bit like I’m going to throw up.

All things considered, it went well. It reminds me of something a trainer told me a few years ago: despite my lack of activity and caring for it, I’m fortunate to have some good fundamentals as far as fitness. Ironically, I think I get that from my father. I suppose one positive thing I got from him.

It’s nice to cross the line and feel that I’m back on the side of doing in this regard. Even if I’m only just restarting, it helps me to think of myself as “on my exercise routine” rather than “going to get back on it”. That alone is a nice mental shift.

But it’s going to be a long process and I’m making a point to measure success not on resultant numbers but instead on action and activity. That’s one trick I learned last time, since it can take months before you see any changes and that can be disheartening.