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Reveling in the feeling of success!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

I LOVE the feeling one gets AFTER just finishing a workout! Even more, I am LOVING the fact that I tricked myself back into a workout. You see, I have been sick since Thursday afternoon. By Saturday, all I wanted to do was lay around and sleep...and try not to hack, cough, sneeze, and ache. By Monday, I was tired, but at least the ache was gone. I didn't do much except to walk from here to there yesterday. Today, when I got up, I still had the cough, and a bit of the sinus headache, but by the time I had gotten home from a half day substitute job in a 4th grade classroom ( I have subbed in that class many times they know me) I was still feeling pretty energetic! Amazing! The best I have felt in days! So, after a very healthy dinner of chicken, cottage cheese, Greek Yogurt Strawberry Smoothie, and veggies....I decided I would try to do a small treadmill workout. I told myself I ONLY had to walk 10 minutes. I brought my ipad into the garage where my treadmill is, turned on Joyce Meyer so I could listen to her broadcast, and started walking! I went slow at first, and then upped the incline and upped the speed....until I started wheezing and hacking. Yikes. So I slowed down the speed a bit until my wheezing was no more, and kept moving. After 10 minutes...I thought to myself, okay, I think I will try for 15! Then...maybe I can make 20? But Joyce hasn't finished talking...maybe I can walk to the end? I ended up listening to the whole broadcast....AND walking until I had gone 31 minutes! ask...WHY 31 minutes? Because I knew that I could find some sort of video by Coach Nicole that had only 9 minutes to it! I knew I could do at least 9 minutes. Sure enough....I did!
That is why, I am sitting here now, basking in the glow one gets after exercising...I know...some call it sweat...and enjoying that endorphin high one gets after working out. If feels so good!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PURITYROSE 2/5/2013 11:16PM

    Now I see why you're feeling so gooooood.
Exercise + Joyce + Coach Nicole = total goodness!
Thanks for sharing!

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