Pity Party Is Over
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Sooooo, my last entry was a bit of a downer. After some kind words and straight talk from some Sparkies and non-Sparkies alike, I've come to realize a few things.
1) One bad run doesn't mean I'm a failure. After I thought back at that week, I realized I did two days of C25K, water aerobics for the first time and pilates all prior to my bad Friday.
2) I shouldn't feel guilty because I am not in love with C25K. Everyone is different. I like trying new things like zumba and I shouldn't have to pass those up in order to keep on running schedule. Doing that just makes me resent running even more.
My solution? It's still in progress. Last week, I did not run but I went to zumba one night and water aerobics another night. This week I plan to start a strength training program from the book Female Body Breakthrough. As for running, I know that intervals of running are effective fat burners. I will keep doing them when my body tells me that it wants to. When it tells me it wants to shake its groove thang at zumba then we'll zumba on those days. Workout programs like C25K are great but I can't let them stress me into not working out. That defeats the whole purpose of why I'm here.