Don’t Be Afraid To Try New Things
Thursday, September 10, 2009
It’s been a short time since I’ve really sit to blog about anything so here goes. If you recall I mentioned that since my swimming adventure was over, you know mission accomplished, I was going to Boot Camp at the health and wellness center. Well, I’ve done just that, the official start day was August 31st and runs through to the actual boot camp day on October 10th.
Since I’ve been working out, I have a program of 3 days weight training and 4 to 5 days cardio. This is nearly what I was doing before but there is a difference. I have sensed a change in myself. We are on this weight loss journey to create a new healthier lifestyle for ourselves (key word; ourselves), one that we can continue from this point forward.
As I take each step I can feel myself adapting to this way of life, it feels as if it is becoming a habit, an involuntary action; you know like breathing. I’ll try to give a better example; it’s like when you start working out and drinking water, then your body begins to crave water, the more exercise I do, the more conditioned I become, the more my body wants to take on. Well, at least that is what has happened to me. And you know what else I found that makes a difference; attitude, it is the attitude you have about the whole ordeal, do you really want it and are you willing to do what it takes to get it. My attitude is right, there is no stopping me now and I’m going to do it.
Today I got on a treadmill; I walked slowly; increasing the speed as I felt more comfortable; at first for 20 minutes, it felt great so I did another 20 minutes. To some that’s no big deal, for me it was an accomplishment, I’ve never really felt the need to use it; I never had to in my earlier military career but today is a new day. In addition to that, I tried the rowing machine, only did 5 minutes to get the feel for it but I will definitely add that to my arsenal to fight this weight loss battle. At first I may look a mess trying, but if I keep trying I can only get better at it, that makes me a winner!
So my friends I say to you don’t be afraid to try new things, how will you ever know if you can do it or not. Remember, it’s about the attitude and frame of mind, are you in the right place mentally, or are you getting in your own way? I’m making the transition and it feels good. I invited you to join me and let’s find our way to victory.
Thanks for listening! Peace & Blessings,