Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Lots to juggle, but that's nothing new....being an adult and striving to be as healthy as I can. It's alot of fun to be on this journey, making changes, re-gaining so much of my life back + trying new things I never could before...I'm excited to keep plodding forward, slow and steady!
I got my 60 sit-ups in early this morning, the last 20 are always a push....for now. Yesterday was a fantastic work-out in the pool, 75+ minutes of running, intervals, jumping jacks. I was figuring out what depth was best for different exercises, squats, lunges etc...I did a really great job of mixing it up, stretching, and just steady moving. It's so easy and enjoyable to push myself in the water. It's really incredible for me, as I was jogging in the water...I was thinking that if feels so wonderful for me to have this kind of physical freedom, simply because I have never been, ever in my whole gone 'running' or felt inside like I was seriously training. I love it, to see and feel that I actually do have the inner fire of an athlete and that I do have what it takes...very good stuff for me to experience...all from pushing through and hanging in there!
Annette's been on vacation for the last week until next tuesday the 8th, so it's been good too, for me to maintain and increase my own exercise practice.
I have to remind myself to leave something in the tank, to pace myself and remember that I'm on a life-long journey...not a race. All this extra weight, fat, skin....is not going to disappear quickly...but if I stick with it and continue to push myself, over time my body will continue getting smaller and my life will be longer and more fulfilling.
I deserve to experience the freedom I'm chasing, good thing is that I get tofeel little bits of freedom when I stay in the moment and enjoy the ride!
Have a great Wednesday, Ryan a.k.a. 'Big Happy Water Jogger'