Thursday, August 23, 2012
There's always a million excuses for not working out. I skip workouts like nobody's business. I always figure there's tomorrow, and I deserve a break after such a long/hard/crappy/productive/fu
n day. So instead of getting in my 6 planned workouts a week, I max out at 2 or 3.
So once my summer class was over, I vowed to hit the gym for all 6 of those planned workouts each week.
I'm in my second week of meeting that goal, and every time I'm at the gym, I'm surprising myself with the progress I'm making. My running times are getting faster, and I'm able to increase the length of my intervals. My swim times are getting shorter, and I can do more laps without resting. Hills on the bike don't feel as hard as they did just two weeks ago. I can do more push-ups, more sit-ups, and more bench presses. My lower back doesn't hurt after a few minutes of kettlebells anymore.
This is progress I'd been hoping to see all year. But because I skipped so many workouts, it was slow in coming. I've learned my lesson!
Next time you feel like skipping a workout, don't do it. Remember your goals and push yourself. You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish after just a few short weeks.