Wednesday, March 12, 2008
As I wait for this blasted blister to heal, I am all too painfully realizing how much my daily cardio has helped my energy levels and mood...because the ABSENCE of cardio has me feeling like a listless slug! This has been a record for me of NOT doing cardio since I began my efforts in earnest a year and a half ago...not exactly the kind of record I've been AIMING for!
I dreaded weigh-in today, anticipating even a gain without my 'millwork to burn up my calories. However I maintained...no loss, no gain...which is an accomplishment considering...! It's been so FRUSTRATING waiting for this blister to heal on my big toe. I know that if I were to hop on the 'mill right now I would add insult to injury and knock myself off the 'mill even longer...grrr! One of the things that really sucks about becoming an old fart is that one's body takes more time to mend. In the past I've made mistakes with the assumption that my body would mend itself soon enough...and it DIDN'T.
So I guess the task at hand for me is to slow down and allow my aging body to take its healing course before I start pushing myself again...even if it DOES mean disappointing myself by allowing all these monthly cardio challenges pass me by this time around. Those challenges really mean a lot to me and help me mightily to motivate myself and keep pushing myself just a little bit further.
April's coming...by then I'd BETTER be able to jump fully back in the saddle again!!