Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Today working out was a struggle. I am trying to complete a C25K program that did not go so well today. I am a few days off track; but I refuse to give up. I guess you can say that I’m making progress because when I first started I couldn’t run 30 seconds straight; not I can honestly say, I can run 3 minutes straight; barley; but I can push through; so that’s progress.
I have gone a few days consecutively without exercising and boy was it a struggle today. I know every day you can’t be at your best; but man can it be discouraging when you’re mind wants to do one thing and your body is doing something else. The bottom line is regardless to what the mind tells us the body has the last say in a sense. It was tough for me to get through my running sessions today and I’m trying not to beat myself up even though I know I’m making progress. In this program you are supposed to be able to complete a 5K in about 9 weeks. Well I have settled on the fact that it will probably take me longer than 5 weeks; the key is not to give up; so I’m telling myself; stay on a steady program and don’t quit, I can do this.
The positive in this story is that my daughter came by my place of work and worked out with me today. It was remarkable as we did the running; program she smoked me; which was okay because she would circle around to come back and get me; how sweet. We then proceeded to the gym to do HIIT on the stationary bike; boy did I smoke her; she said I almost killed her; so needless to say she had a good workout today. We’re on again for tomorrow. So even though the workout was a struggle today; it was beneficial and motivating and I’m charged to do something else tomorrow.