I am short on time today, but I wanted to at least publish a short post and report that I did complete my work-out that I moved from yesterday to today. The Nike poster – “Yesterday You Said Tomorrow” is really resonating with me. So, today I completed the 25 minute Slim In 6 Getting Started workout and then rode on my indoor bike for 20 minutes/6.2 miles.
It is amazing how much the body can hurt when you first start getting into shape, and then how quickly it can adjust to workouts and the changes being made. Just one week ago I was struggling and in absolute pain trying to complete the exact same video I just completed tonight. I certainly had some pain and could feel the burn tonight, but it was significantly less than last week. I am sure I will feel it tomorrow, but it should be significantly less so than last week.
I love that feeling of improvement, even though it is just the slightest bit, it is still improvement. I am getting stronger. I will take that little morsel and let it motivate me to do my work-out tomorrow.
What are your accomplishments that keep you motivated?
I am also motivated and excited because I have plans to run with a friend tomorrow. Having other people to run with really helps me to get out the door and get my run in. Do you have friends or groups you run with? If not, you should! It really makes a big difference. You can really motivate each other on the days when you are lacking any desire to get your butt off the couch and can think of a million excuses as to why you cannot exercise.
Check out this ad from Tufts Health Plan, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2JSWgkwRL4, it’s great and is just so true, you have to laugh at yourself. How many of those excuses have you used? I know I have used the I forgot my sneakers before.
AOP Miles Today – 0 miles
Treadmill Miles Today – 0 miles
Year to Date Running Miles – 11.83 miles road, 2 miles treadmill, TOTAL 13.83 miles
Indoor Bike Miles Today – 6.2 miles
Year to Date Indoor Bike Miles – 12.2 miles
Total Time Dedicated to My Fitness & Future – 6 hours, 9 minutes, 27 seconds (369 minutes, 27 seconds)