Thursday, October 20, 2011
I'm trying to remember many things. Things like:
I ALWAYS feel better after I exercise. It is so hard to remember this when I'm trying to get to it though. Maybe I need to stick a post-it on my computer to remind me. And even though I'm realizing my butt hurts now from that darn bike seat today, I felt a sense of positive emotion this afternoon that has been in short supply lately.
Even if my butt hurts tonight, if I keep getting back on that bike it will adjust. It did last time. It will again. And it isn't as bad as it was last time, because now I know better how to sit on the seat to avoid the worst pain.
I am capable of tremendous things. Things I NEVER ever thought I could do. Like run. And enjoy it. Even 6 miles! and complete a triathlon. I am stronger and tougher than I tend to think I am.
If I can do these things, I can work up and stick to an exercise plan on my own, without Brad. I miss working with him (watching BL reminded me of training with him) but I learned what I need to know. And if I can't remember, I've got my workout journals and I can go back and recreate the workouts he had me do.
I exercise for far more reasons than simply weightloss.
My body finds good food choices more satisfying than sweets and junk food.
I'm sure there are other things I need to remember, but for now this will do.
I'm into baby steps right now.
A little exercise several times every week. Some stretching.
Trying to make better food choices. More water. Leaner protein. More complex carbs. More vegetables. More fruit.
I just keep telling myself that what's important, what life is all about, is progress. Not perfection. Just some progress. A little progress each day, each week, each month, each year.