I stepped back into blogging on Saturday and I’ve been feeling much better about life. I also feel like I want to take that next step to a healthier me. It’s been a rough few months of pain, extreme emotion and trying to find my place in my own life, but I realized a while ago that if I was going to make any significant changes, I needed to be coming from a better place.
I feel like I’ve finally reached that place. Maybe I won’t allow myself to run anymore, but there are things I can do, I just haven’t wanted to do those things because, I don’t know… I was grieving? But, now that I’ve basically pulled my head out, I’m realizing that I may still be able to run, I just need to work my body up to it and do the things that will stretch those muscles and make it easier to run.
I don’t need a physical therapist to show me how to exercise… maybe it would help, but I spent an entire summer running more than I ever have with no pain whatsoever. I think the reason I was able to do that, though, was because I was also doing cross-training. I believe there were things in those exercises that worked the muscles I need for running.
So, I’ve decided to force myself back to cross-training. I’m giving up the gym and my running shoes and I’ve decided to put in a DVD! My sister gave me a DVD workout series forever ago and I did it for maybe a minute, but then I stopped because… well, I liked running way more. I’m realizing, though, that I like a more toned, thinner, healthier me, too, so I need to do whatever it takes.
Will it be hard? Absolutely! Am I ready to do it? Yes I am.
I’m giving up 45 minutes of laying in bed every morning, but I’m committing to a full 4 months of this video. I’m excited to see the results, not just at the end, but along the way. I miss that high you get when the endorphins are pumping, and I’m looking forward to it. It’s like I rediscovered a long lost friend and I can’t wait to catch up!
How about you? How are your goals going?