Several people asked if I'd still be going to the gym without Yoda.
The answer is an absolute, resounding YES!
Do any of you honestly think Yoda would allow me to do otherwise? Ha! He made me pinky promise that I'd keep working out.
Some people asked if I'd be getting a new trainer.
The answer is an absolute, resounding NO.
First of all, Yoda is and always will be my trainer. I'd have a hard time with anyone else because they'd have a different training style and we'd have to go through the getting-to-know-you period again. They'd take what I've learned and gotten used to over the past two years and try to change the way things are done. Plus, no matter who it is they could never live up to Yoda's legacy in my life.
Even now, I can hear him in my head. I know just what he'd say and the look on his face as he lectured me for skipping the gym for a month.
I don't need a trainer. I haven't needed one for a long time now, but it just made things so much easier when I had to report to Yoda. It's time for me to stand on my own two feet and see just what I'm made of. Am I a slacker? Am I going to let myself down? Will I create my own goals and improve each week? Will I allow myself cheats and sabotage my success? Will I be strong? Will I refuse to miss my workout?
We'll find out.
Yeah, I know. The whole "start tomorrow" idea is an excuse to not start today. But I have an out-of-town reception on Saturday and I'll be gone for two days. Plus, I'm organizing all the workouts that Yoda ever gave me. I'll start with easier ones since I've taken so much time off and I'll work toward where I was at with Yoda. After that, I'll keep increasing the difficulty and changing up my workouts so that I don't get bored.
After all, I have to get in shape for the half marathon I'm running in July.
Yup. A half marathon. It's in Star Valley, Wyoming on July 13th if anyone wants to join in.
It's DOWNHILL. Yup. So I figure that will be a good first half marathon. Anyone want to join in and run it with me?
So, I'm still not giving up on myself and I hope you all are going strong too!