Mentally Slap Myself
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Today while I was at the gym, I had to mentally slap myself. I almost started thinking negatively about myself.
Here's the story: I decided to go running on the treadmill at the gym because by the time I wanted to exercise, it was too dark outside for my liking. During my run, there were other people on treadmills, elipticals, and bikes and I would watch them all do about 5-10 minutes and get off the machine, get on a different one or just finish completely.
Towards the end of my run is where the mental slap comes in... There were 2 girls in front of me and 2 older women on the side. They all hadn't been on their machines for very long and were already either struggling or getting off the machines. I started to think to myself, "Am I really that strong that I can stay on a treadmill and run for an hour, or am I really just that crazy?" Within a few seconds I "yelled" (mentally) at myself for even thinking that and was thinking to myself, "Yes, you really ARE that strong!!" It literally put a smile on my face and I was able to push through the rest of my run.