Thursday, April 25, 2013
I am so proud of myself today.
I had trouble waking up. I did not want to exercise but I put my gear on anyway. I am currently doing the 5k challenge and I was in ni mood to have to try to run weighing 140kgs because it can hurt.( although i will only run 5 mins total out of 25)
I moped around a bit then I decided to search spark videos for something not so hard as the 5k. I settled on the 12min core chair exercise routine. Okay. Good. Did it. I am feeling proud I accomplished some form of exercise. Then I laughed at myself because I knew I wanted to do the 5k now.
So I hopped on the treadmill and started. At the beginning I tell myself not to skip the warm up because that is important for my muscles and especially my dodgy knees. The first 4 blocks I concentrate on how much I have done and not how many blocks are left (this really helps). When I get to the last block I start saying in my head 'I am proud of me, only one more run to go".
Now when I am on that last run and I am starting to really feel exhausted I start saying it out loud. "I am proud of me". "I am proud of me". Soon I cant say the whole sentence so I just say " proud". "Proud" . When I get to the last 10 seconds I cant keep the smile off my face. The fact is that by now I am so proud of myself and I find it funny that I wanted to do no exercise at all to begin with. I do my cool down which my body desperately needs but my mind is on fire. I feel I can do anything today now.
I would like to say good on me. I am proud of me.