I've just completed my fifth day in a row at the gym. I'm feeling pretty good. There's not any baggage yet. I'm just going in and working out and that's that. I haven't put any pressure on myself to have a good weigh-in. Right now it's just about building habits.
I also haven't been pushing myself that hard at the gym yet. I've been doing 20-40 minutes on the machines every day, and some days I work up a pretty good sweat. I'm a little frustrated I'm in worse shape than I was a year ago, but that is pretty easily canceled out by the pride I feel in actually following through and exercising.
Yesterday I slowly and carefully jogged over icy sidewalks through Northeast Minneapolis because I didn't realize the gym closed at 8 on weekends. It wasn't bad other than my undershirt riding up due to my upgraded belly size from when I purchased it. I ran down a street that was full of old warehouses converted into artist lofts. It was super cool. All told, I "ran" just over a mile.
I've been trying to restrain myself when it comes to snacking, but I'm not beating myself up just yet if I do eat something I shouldn't. I'm going to build a better me habit-by-habit and exercise is where I start.