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Workout Struggles

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today working out was a struggle. I am trying to complete a C25K program that did not go so well today. I am a few days off track; but I refuse to give up. I guess you can say that Iím making progress because when I first started I couldnít run 30 seconds straight; not I can honestly say, I can run 3 minutes straight; barley; but I can push through; so thatís progress.

I have gone a few days consecutively without exercising and boy was it a struggle today. I know every day you canít be at your best; but man can it be discouraging when youíre mind wants to do one thing and your body is doing something else. The bottom line is regardless to what the mind tells us the body has the last say in a sense. It was tough for me to get through my running sessions today and Iím trying not to beat myself up even though I know Iím making progress. In this program you are supposed to be able to complete a 5K in about 9 weeks. Well I have settled on the fact that it will probably take me longer than 5 weeks; the key is not to give up; so Iím telling myself; stay on a steady program and donít quit, I can do this.

The positive in this story is that my daughter came by my place of work and worked out with me today. It was remarkable as we did the running; program she smoked me; which was okay because she would circle around to come back and get me; how sweet. We then proceeded to the gym to do HIIT on the stationary bike; boy did I smoke her; she said I almost killed her; so needless to say she had a good workout today. Weíre on again for tomorrow. So even though the workout was a struggle today; it was beneficial and motivating and Iím charged to do something else tomorrow.
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  • BOVEY63
    Congrats on "smoking" you daughter!
    1378 days ago
    I get frustrated when my body won't allow me to do what my mind desires. But I do what I can. Congratulations on smoking your daughter on the exercise bike. That's fantastic. At times we just have to push through and keep going no matter what we are feeling.
    1384 days ago
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