Friday, April 12, 2013
During the last 2 or 3 weeks my workouts have been lacking. I just couldn't stay consistent and never made my goal of burning 500 calories a week or at least working out 3 days a week.
Then I was heading to the gym on Monday. I was really feeling in the mood to workout (whhhatt??). I wasn't tired and I actually remembered all my gym gear. But a nagging voice in my head kept saying that I DID NOT want to get on that treadmill to do my 5K training.
I of course ignored it and got going on the treadmill. About 8 minutes in, my foot totally cramped up on me. This happen the week before to my foot along with my calf muscles suddenly aching. I had to stop my workout short that day.
I tried to ignore the pain and push through. But the cramp in my foot just didn't let up. So I stopped.
This was discouraging and I just wanted to go home. But I knew if I wanted to look and feel good on my wedding day, I could not quite. I was determined to get in a 30 minute workout. I made my way over to the elliptical and did the remainder of my time there.
Driving home, I came to the conclusion that I haven't been consistent with the gym because I dread going on that treadmill! Not only because my body cramped up and throbbed but because I am not a huge fan of runner. Even though people vow that it grows on you, I just can't learn to love it. And I am okay with that (for now!).
So I am putting aside any kind of running training and staying clear of the treadmill. I have been feeling great this week after only 2 days of working out on the elliptical. I hope that one day I can officially call myself a runner. But right now, I can just would like to call myself "active".