August 4, 2013 by CJ
I don’t know if it’s my impending 40th (on the 11th) or my foot injury, but I now realize just how much I miss, want and need to workout. I actually miss that runner’s high. I admit, half the time I didn’t even know I was enjoying myself. It’s one of those things you notice once you can’t do it. I miss running, I miss working out.
I sat around bummed about it (not upset enough to pick up a phone and call a doctor) for a week. Something clicked this weekend. Can’t say I know what it was, I just know I decided I needed to get back on the workout wagon. I’ve read a lot about various stretches I can do to help my foot and I’ve been doing them and so far, so good. Today, I felt great, no pain in my foot and opted to dust off an old workout DVD. Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. I did this before and found it useful. It was my go to workout during winter months when the sidewalk was too icy or snowy to run on. After doing the workout, I was tired but felt amazing. It had been awhile since I pushed myself and I really did miss that feeling.
While in the shower, I decided I was going to push myself to accomplish something that I have yet to do in my almost 40 years. For the next 30 days, I want to work out for a minimum of 30 minutes. Can I do this? I don’t see why I can’t. Mind over matter, right? And, I also have to answer to the 3 or 4 of you that read this blog regularly. 😉
Have to admit, I’m excited for this challenge. My measurements have been taken (I don’t own a scale) and I’m ready to go!!
Have you ever challenged yourself? How did it go?