Today, I ALMOST didn't go work out. We had the cable guy coming to hook up our internet. Jason had to go to work, and he would have liked to take a nap (he works at least 12 hours today). However, he is such a wonderful guy that he allowed me to go.. without the baby while the cable guy did his work.
I am SOOO glad that I went! I feel great... other than my legs are a little jelloy! Here is what I did.
I walked half way around the 1/2 mile track (approximate guess on distance). I stretched out my legs really good then I walked to one corner. From there I jogged the whole length of the track, AND around the curve! I am making slow progress as to how long I can actually sustain my jogging!
previous post. However, I pushed myself even harder this time! I did 20 squats (the first time I did the workout, I only did 10, and the time after that, I did 15). I did 20 lunges and 20 push-ups (girl style--got to start somewhere)! Everything else I did the amount specified. The only difference was that in between each set, I sprinted 1/2 field and back. The few other times that I did this workout, I didn't push it on my sprints. I wound up just jogging back from 1/2 field. This time, I kept the same steady pace!
When I finished, I stretched good and went home. My total time was about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Tomorrow, I hope to get out there earlier so I can do more!
So where does your will power come from? I had this conversation with Jason before I left for my workout this morning. I tend to run a bit and then think, "Wow, this is hard... I can't do anymore."
The trick I used today? I talked myself out of that negativity. NEVER SAY "I CAN'T!" That is something I tell my girls, and I had better be using that same mentality if I want them to! I focused on my goal point to stop, and I said, "I CAN! I CAN! I CAN!" in my mind... and I DID! During my sprints, I said, "PUSH PUSH PUSH..." with each step, and I did!
Mind over matter is very important to change a behavior. If you believe you can do it, you can. If you say you can do it, then by golly, YOU CAN!
Do it now! Positive self-talk will get you everywhere! NEVER NEVER NEVER say anything negative about yourself, because YOU ARE WHAT YOU SAY YOU ARE!!
I'm pumped right now. :) I feel great!
Evelyn Campbell Curtis
PS You can do it! The first step is the hardest!