As many of you know, I have been really upping my exercise lately. Ever since my birthday when I got my new Polar Heart Rate Monitor, I have been consciously trying to meet my exercise goals that the watch gives me. Well, last week, I finally did it. And on Tuesday (Monday was my rest day) I got the coolest little trophy on my watch. And the good news is, it hasn’t gone away. Here is my trophy:
That was last week’s activity. Now on to this week.
Like I said, Monday was my rest day. On Tuesday, I got home around 5:30, ate dinner and then at 7:00 got on the treadmill. The ENTIRE 55 minutes I felt like I had a lead balloon in my belly. The dinner was healthy but it was just sitting in my stomach making me feel so heavy. At about mile one, I was ready to quit. I just told myself I had to get the next HGTV Design Star show I was watching and then I could get off that darn thing.
I continued through mile two and three with a walk and then, once I made it to three, I knew I had to go to four. I don’t get on the treadmill any longer and NOT go four. That is my new minimum. Tuesday night, I made it. It was hard, and it was long, but I made it. And, of course, I felt so good afterwards.
Last night, I had my usual late tutoring student and didn’t leave the work area to head home until after 6:00. When I got here, dinner was going to take over 45 minutes so I got dinner all prepped and then got on the treadmill. AND…I started jogging. I jogged and jogged and jogged.
I wanted to stop at mile one and walk. I kept jogging.
I wanted to stop at mile two and walk. I kept jogging.
I wanted to stop at mile three and walk. I kept jogging.
I finally had to walk around mile 3.25 due to this weird cramp I got. But, after a short walk, I finished out the jog.
I jogged almost 4 miles, without stopping. Here is what I did. It is rocket science so get ready…
I just kept saying this to myself:
AND IT WORKED!!!!!
I think so many times we just THINK we can’t do something so we stop. When, in reality, our bodies can do it. Just get your head in the game and keep moving. Tell yourself over and over…”My legs are fine, my head is not” Get your “head over your heels” and you will go longer, faster, and further than you ever thought possible.
Have you ever been held back by what you tell yourself in your head when in reality, you probably could have done more?
Now, hopefully this week I will achieve my Polar’s goals for me. I wonder what trophy my watch will give me this week!?!