Day 02 Something you love about yourself.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
The one thing I have learned through all of this weight loss, exercise, etc. While I can't do everything I want to do, because of asthma, or some other reason, I can do a lot. If I work hard at something, and really decide I am going to do the best I can, I can do quite a bit. I have increased the intensity of my treadmill sessions, I managed to do more stair climbing without my lungs feeling like they were on fire as they did the first time. I have sped up my walking speed. And you know what, I think I can do more. I think I can increase my bicycling, and maybe someday I will feel like I have earned a new bike, where I don't have to take my feet off the pedals to switch gears. (It sticks or something.) Maybe someday I will be able to join others in a "short" bike ride. (It is amazing what people call a short bike ride!) Someday I may attempt a half marathon. I think I could do it, if they allowed me a long time to do it. I have walked just over 8 miles at one time, but never 13. But I think I can do it. I may still dislike my body, but you know, it really does get me around quite well. It does what I ask it to do, most of the time. I don't feel quite as clutsy and wide as I used to. (Do I feel thin? Heck no, I doubt that will ever happen.) But I do feel healthier.