IDK what it is about that line, but it always makes me think of Britney Spears...
Must be a song on an old album or something... Anyways...
Yesterday, I was so beat down from all the work I did on Saturday with cleaning the car and preparing for our first snowfall that I had no energy for anything. It was basically a lazy day and so, my rest day. We did lunch with my FIL then a movie with the kids and pumpkin carving.
Since I felt weak and exhausted from the whole weekend, I just didn't feel strong enough to do any fitness at all, even though I planned on 10 minutes.
I am stronger today than yesterday! I had a good motivational boost of words from my bestie last night and though last night I didn't believe I could muster up the energy to get it done, I DID!
After taking the kids to school and having a tea with a friend, I got my shorts and runners on and hopped on that dreaded treadmill. DAY 3 Week 1, HERE I COME!
At first I wasn't thrilled to be there, but then I started to boost myself subconsciously, "let's go Shay. You can do it. Push on. You're a third of the way done! Listen to the music, concentrate on your breathing..."
Before I knew it, I only had 5 minutes of my 30 left and I had already beat my previous distance in 25 minutes! WOO HOO!
At the end, I was nauseous. I pushed myself so hard and to get to the end that I really thought I was going to throw up. When I stepped off that treadmill, I was suddenly dizzy, dehydrated and panting so hard that anything I drank would have instantly come back up.
I told my bestie and she says, "That's what it takes! You're doing it!"
I finally am in the zone. I WANT to work out. When I don't, I don't feel good. I want to inspire my family and friends and I want to be able to say, "I've been there but it's a choice."
Yes. It took me a good 6-9 weeks to finally form some good habits and to develop that desire to be healthy and fit. Some days were much harder than others. Some days, you want to push others to get on board with you. But it doesn't matter what EVERY ONE else is doing. It's about YOU.
I am stronger than yesterday. All my tomorrows will be days that I can say that because I pushed past the comfort zone of my yesterdays. You never know what you are capable of if you don't try.