I’ve been feeling pretty pathetic over the last few days. I tracked my food intake, but I didn’t eat the types of food that make me feel good. I ate lots of fruits and veggies, but I also ate processed crap that leaves my stomach feeling bloated. I went straight from fighting a cold to nursing a foot injury, and it left me feeling like a giant underachiever.
My foot still hurts, but it doesn’t hurt so badly that I can’t workout so I knew it needed to happen today. I didn’t need to run or do 45 minutes of butt-kicks, but I needed to get my heart pumping so I did. When my friend, Kelly, exchanged text messages this afternoon, I committed to working out tonight so I decided to do something simple – Level 1 of the 30-Day Shred. It’s one of my stand-by workouts so I did it then my friend, Megan, showed up at the neighbor’s house and challenged me to do Level 3 with her so I did that too. I did over 50 minutes of circuit training, and it felt great!
I was in a whiny, self-loathing, lethargic mood until I started working out. And almost immediately, my mood changed. Instead of concentrating on my faults, I started feeling strong and athletic. And during the second circuit of level 3, I realized that I could do more than I could last time! I was even able to do the side planks near the end of the workout.
I’m not sure why it’s so hard to remember that a sweaty workout can change my mood almost instantly, but I’m happy to have remembered today. My body needed a workout, and my mind needed to be released from the negativity that has tried to work its way in during the last 48 hours. I’m thankful for friends like Kelly, Megan and Britt who challenge me when I need it. (Meg, our pics so didn’t turn out. We’ll have to workout again with one of our cameras. hehe)
Sometimes this lifestyle can be a battle, but I’m winning. I am not a quitter. I am strong, and I will continue doing what I have to do to be a little better each day. And today, that’s enough.
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I hope everyone is having a productive and healthy week!