Refining my goals. As my body shrinks, my goal increase.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I'm not sure what exactly to write about right now. Yesterday when I wrote, about half way into my writing is when I figured out what my point was. So today I am going to just start and see where this goes.

Today I pushed myself at the gym to do some high intensity sprints. As usual, my real sweat started at about 10 minutes. I was quick-walking at 4.3 and then sprinting for a minute at 9.5. It's really fast, even for me. I have long legs and all, but I have really been noticing lately that my legs aren't as firm as I would like. Firm as in strong. When I'm sprinting, I feel like my legs are a little out of control. Sure, I am going super fast, but I also don't have the control that I want over my legs.

So my refined goal for my body is to run with 100% control. I want my legs to function perfectly when I push them to their max. I want my lungs to fill and empty with ease. I want to stomp my feet, pound the treadmill, and feel no bounce from my arms, butt, or back. I want my firm body to carry me where I go.

I want my mind to be free of thinking about food, free from calculating what I ate and how many calories it has and how many meals I have felt in the day. I want to live like a kid again, excited about food and eating, although I do not want the childlike hesitation for trying new foods. I love vegetables and would never go back in that area. I want to live each day to its fullest and not be burdened by my negative thoughts about my body and its relationship with food.
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    Great Blog. I do sprints on the tread mill as well. Love them. I put the tread mill on manual, run at 5.0 with a 1 incline. After 15 minutes I push it up speed to 8 for a minute, its a full out run for me. I try to do that 3 times in an hour. It really wipes me out! Love that feeling. Can't think of anything else, but how my body feels, the blood rushing around, muscles working. Its meditation for me.

    Its like a game I play with myself. So much fun!

    My suggestion, don't pound the tread mill, might cause damage to your knee, roll when your foot hits. You get more control of your legs when you do this + the muscles don't feel the shock of the step!
    1872 days ago
    Great, great blog, especially like the last line. You have some good goals in place.
    2436 days ago
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