Tuesday, December 24, 2013
I took a note from something I learned through my daughters. It's something I've heard and understood before, but it really resonated with me this morning. My kids emulate the people they hang around. When my daughter worked in retail with a bunch of smokers, she picked up smoking and a few other bad habits. When she joined Junior ROTC, she became a stellar student with real ambition.
We're all like that, aren't we? Whether we like it or not, we are a product of our situation. It's up to us to mold that situation into something that is healthy and satisfying for us. For me, and many others that frequent Sparkpeople, I move closer to those life satisfying goals when I surround myself with people like you that support those goals.
I blogged recently about committing to intensifying my workouts. Pam made a suggestion to set a mileage goal instead of minutes or pedal as fast as I can a few times while biking. I've done that before, but the friendly nudge was just what I needed. So, after a healthy breakfast and a glass of lemon water, I biked for the usual 30 minutes this morning, but I pedalled my heart out for one minute four different times. It felt awesome! A minute went by faster than I thought it would too, which tells me I haven't lost the endurance.