Tuesday, October 29, 2013
So I dont know if you watch The Biggest Loser, but I do. Its very inspiration to me, for 2 reasons. One is the contestants who lose countless amounts of weight over a 3 month period and re-discover themselves. Two is the trainers. Day in and day out they work with people who fight, poke, cry, puke, and fight the system.
What makes me so intrigued by these trainers is that they make sure the contestants KNOW that they are capable of such things that they never thought possible. Both with the mental aspect of "loving yourself", as well as its all mind over matter... Simple as that.
Here is my proud moment:
3 days ago I stepped foot in my gym after a little over 3 months. I had had problems with a new medicine that made the gym not a great place to discover the side effects, then found out I was pregnant, then suffered a miscarriage at 9 weeks. Needless to say, my mind and body have been stretched to its very limits of coping with situations and believing that I am wonderful (I did not take the miscarriage well, as my husband and I had been trying for over 3 years with no success).
Finally after realizing that there was nothing else to do, and my body going through what it did was not an excuse that I couldnt get on that treadmill, I decided that without a doubt I was going to my gym... Finally.
Went in, did my warm up by walking and starting to run (at a very slow 4.2mph). Let me clarify, I can not run for more than a couple minutes. I'm terrible at running, and frankly, I HATE IT! There is no other way to state this fact of life. Well... When I started running I started to think about what a biggest loser trainer would say. "Mind over matter". Its not like your legs are going to fall off, and you're not going to die from running those extra 7, 8, or even 11 minutes from your normal 2. So just keep going... and going... and going. Before I knew it, I had ran a mile. My legs felt like Jello, and it was sweating more than I think I ever had... but I did it.
Fast forward to next day: Went the rails and trails. Long story short... not going to kill me, so I did it again. Another mile....
Fast forward to today: Went to the my local college practice football field on campus and ran laps. 5 to be exact, in the tall grass that was extremely painful in terms of resistance. Ran more than a mile! I have ran a mile or more 3 times this week! Without stopping!
I dont think I have ever been so proud of myself ever. I will use this method of "mind over matter" when I eventually become a personal trainer which is a goal of mine!
Although very sore, So very proud of myself, which is an amazing feeling to have... :D