So… I was inspired by one of my faves on being active for 100 days straight. You would think I would have started January 1, because it perfectly landed on a Monday, but life happens and here we are. My goals & intentions for all this is to bring back positive physical activity into my life.
The past 6 months life has been nothing but trials of my patience, mental strength, sanity & physical challenges in the not so positive way. I’ve gotten sick twice since November, when I usually only get sick maybe once a year. I lack energy daily and rely on substances (both legal & illegal) to either give keep me up or allow me to sleep. My diet…. forget about it. There are days when I’m so busy, I just forget to eat, which is quickly followed up with rationalizing: “it’s ok if I eat from 2 fast food places today, I didn’t eat yesterday.”
This isn’t me. This isn’t the life I want to live. Everyday I can feel the stress slowly tear away at my entire being, hoping the current challenging situation isn’t the one to give me a stroke or a heart attack. I need to stop this cycle before I wake up one day over 200 lbs, having a hard time getting out of bed.
And so now begins my journey….
I don’t have an exact format just yet of how I want to do this. My main goal is to do one form of at least 30.Yesterday was Day 1 of 40 days, so I figured that would be the most perfect time to start my personal physical challenge. At least there is something to hold me accountable for the first 40 days. I took Brett Alt’s 9:30am class at Montrose. His voice is always the most peaceful voice to hear on a Monday morning.
Workout 1: 3 mile run
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Buffalo Bayou
This run was hard. I haven’t felt this out of shape in a long time. I woke up with sore shoulders trying to remember why they felt so tight… oh yeah, I did yoga yesterday. I thought I would be able to survive 3 miles, I mean come on, it’s just 3 miles. Boy was I wrong. I decided after the first 5 minutes, this was going to be the run/walk to get me started again. Sucks to always have to start from the bottom, but this is what I get for allowing myself to get to this point. All G… I finished it with a 3 minute climb up a slow treacherous hill. I could barely catch my breathe at the top, but I was happy to have accomplished it.
Workout 2: Yoga
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Big Power Yoga – Montrose
Yoga was challenging. Not necessarily difficult, but challenging because my shoulders and arms were sore from the day before. All I kept thinking the entire time how hard it was to try to get back into the swing of things. I hate when I allow myself to let go sometimes and we end up in a situation like today… starting from the bottom (again). It’s ok, I made it and survived Day 2.