Saturday, February 16, 2013
the harder I try to push myself. On days I feel the least motivated I push myself twice as hard. I might start out miserable but, the pay off is well worth it.
I honestly didn't feel like moving from my comfy recliner and fuzzy blanket this morning but after a few hours of internal battle I got off my rear and out of the pjs. I scrolled aimlessly through the YouTube selections of Low-Impact Cardio and selected the laziest looking thing I could find. After about 6 minutes of taking it easy I finally convinced myself I could do better and for myself I SHOULD do better. So, back to the search I went. FitnessBlender's Fun with Numbers - HIIT Pyramid workout is not "Fun" at all but, I persevered. Granted I had to stop a few times and double check my heart rate because It was trying to jump out my throat and 186 is a little scary to me...that poor thing isn't used to working that hard.
Here is sit drenched in sweat, muscles on fire, and in need of a shower now because I stink but, I feel really accomplished. I always get in my 30 minutes but, if I'm capable of what I did today...Why am I not doing this everyday? Have I settled myself into the mindset that I'm still so out of shape that 15 mph bike sessions and Leslie Sansone's WATP videos are the best I can do? Obviously I'm cheating myself.
I've increased my strength training lately but, that doesn't do the real fat burn that I want. I think it's time to ditch the blues and the excuses and realize that I need to get my butt in gear. I need to quit worrying about places that jiggle and letting that cap my intensity level. If I want those places to stop jiggling I have to start doing better.
I was looking at the list of 5k's in my area and thought I'd love to do the April Fool's Run but, as I stared at the registration form I mentally convinced myself I'd have to register as a walker because I'd never be able to run it by April. Honestly, if I push myself more now I have no valid excuse at this moment to not be able to run it by April 6th.
Now, off to the shower because I look like something ran me over...but, I feel good! Pushing myself like that just makes me happier, my muscles might hate me but, my brain is happy as can be and if the brain is happy I find it a lot easier to be more active.