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Every. Blissful. Day.

Friday, September 14, 2018

I'm so proud to be discovering what works for me. :) Today I realized that in order for me to be successful, I have to do what I want, when I want it. Its like a DUH-type truth for me because I've internally known that for some time but I just now got the 'Ah Ha' moment! Specifically, I love working out at the gym, once I'm in the groove I'm superlatively happy BUT I am not happy when I take the (well meaning) advice of others. Recently I started hitting the gym hard, and BOY have I been sore! Once day I was on the elliptical and my knee popped nearly each time that I pushed forward, I readjusted but knew that I would need to give that machine a rest until my knee felt less loose. In speaking with my mom, I disclosed this in passing with her cosigning that I need to give my knee a rest BUT also just rest my body period--big mistake! Now I'm 3 days of not hitting the gym and feel icky. My mind wanted to go yesterday but my body was unwilling. I bought a new workout outfit for function and motivation and I'm looking forward to getting back at it again. Moral of the story: know yourself, trust yourself. A break from a particular workout, for me, does not warrant a total break from working out. I love the daily stimulation of moving my body and rest days are for when I'm exhausted and those are few and far between-- that makes me happy!
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  • VEGGIEPAT
    You are doing a great job! Way to go! emoticon emoticon
    902 days ago
  • CLIMBOVERARIES
    @Findingmyfire:. Thank you SOOO much for commenting and for the suggestion! I'll definitely give it a go! :)
    903 days ago
  • FINDINGMYFIRE
    I totally get this. The first time around, I went through the very same thing. One thing you could do when you are feeling less exhausted, but still need to baby your knee, are chair exercises. When someone suggested them to me, I did the whole eye roll thing. It's not the same. I won't try to convince you it is, but it is something and can help you keep on track physically and mentally.

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    903 days ago
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