Tuesday, August 14, 2012
If you would have asked me 6 months ago if I liked working out, I would have probably sugar coated it and told you umm… not my favorite thing (when I reality I dreaded it and viewed it as an evil necessary chore). After consistently working out (for the most part) for the last 6 months, I can honestly say that I look forward to working out. I love the way working out makes me feel, and also love challenging my body to see just what it can do! I stopped struggling to get my workouts in around the middle of May, when I switched to setting that alarm clock for an hour and a half or so earlier to get my workout in before heading into lab. I recently have set it for even a tad earlier (even though it means having to go to bed a bit earlier) to fit in strength training too. Even though I knew better, I used to avoid strength training like it was the plague. I found that getting up early (not super hard as I’m a natural morning person) helped me build much greater consistency in my workouts as I am famous for finding any possible excuse for myself to put off working out (or even not do it at all) if I wait until after I get home.
I actually look forward to working out each morning (6 of 7 days of the week). My body has changed an incredible amount in the past 6 months. I’ve become more cardiovascularly fit, developed more muscle, and learned that yes… I can do multiple kinds of squats, lunges, and jumping jacks without it feeling like I’m going to die.
At a point, one just realizes that this is real and that you will reach your goals. All doubt is removed and you are left with the knowing, confident feeling that this time is different.