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Committed for another day

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Yesterday I committed to myself. I went to the gym and did my first day of the 5k rookie running program. Today, I'm making another commitment.

Today, I'm committing to go to the gym again. I have it on my calendar, and I'm not going to bail on my appointment with myself.

I'm a little sore from yesterday, but I need to get in my second day of training tonight since I didn't start earlier in the week. Tomorrow will be a cross-training day, to give my shins and hips a rest.

I can do anything for 20 minutes. Especially when only 5 of them involve actual jogging. I could have done more yesterday, but I decided that the best thing was not to over do it. I don't want to burn out. I want to maintain going to the gym and see it as a manageable task, not an unbearable chore.

I don't know what has changed in me over the past couple of weeks. I think that I'm just tired of giving up on myself. I'm also tired of being disgusted by myself. I want to be happy when I think about who I am and what I'm capable of.

Carving out 20-30 minutes a day for myself is not as hard as I like to pretend it is. Notice the way that I worded that? Because really, it's pretending. There are always 20-30 minutes in every day that I am just sitting around like a sack of potatoes. More often 2-3 hours in the evening. I can devote a small portion of that time to my health.

So, here is to another day of taking care of me. Here is to just a short amount of time that is devoted to only my own well-being.

Tomorrow will be a new day, and a new commitment. I hope that I make the same one again.

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LINDAK25 9/12/2012 4:18PM

    I'm really liking your daily commitments to yourself.
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I've decided that in order to stay committed to a new healthy lifestyle, you really do have to get to the point where you have to leave the person you were behind and you know you never want to go back to that, ever. Each choice, each day you make that commitment is a step further away from who you were. With each step you will learn to value yourself more.
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We really can do this.

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SLUNDQUIS 9/12/2012 3:59PM

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CHUM48 9/12/2012 3:35PM

    Great way of thinking! Awesome job at setting up appointments with yourself you are worth it!

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