Happy November! I’m into week 9 of my fitness journey and feeling great aside from some (temporary) physical pain but more on that later…
When I first started out I was apprehensive about blogging or even making a separate twitter account documenting what I’m doing/eating/etc. to be healthy because what if I fail? Thinking about that now, I’ve missed out on things in life because I’m too worried about failure. I guess we all have this fear of failure to a point, but I feel like in certain aspects of my life that fear is more paralyzing than it should be. I’m so glad I started blogging and tweeting about this. It’s held me accountable and kept my mind stimulated – often when it should be stimulated on other things. When I began I doubt I could come up with anything nice to say about myself, and the more I think about it; I’ve felt this way a long time. It’s sad that I let it get to that point. With that being said, I feel like in this short time my confidence is back to what it should be. I haven’t lost a huge amount of weight this early on but I feel like I’ve lost twice that amount. These small victories keep my head up and onto the next challenge.
Speaking of challenges… Yesterday I was inputting data from the previous day into my Dailymile account, and I noticed I was at 193 miles since 9/12 and so close to 200. I completed 3 miles earlier in the day and I began wondering if I could pull off 4 more miles by the end of the day. I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen but I made it to 200.41 miles last night! I knew as soon as I sat down on the couch my body was going to seek revenge. It wasn’t the mileage but the fact I took a certain trail with an intense hill 3 times. Needless to say, when I woke up around 2am to pain in my hips, thighs, and knees I wasn’t too surprised. For the most part it doesn’t hurt so much now but I have no plan to do anything intense today to test that.
I’ve been listening to this song called “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” by Kelly Clarkson on repeat the past couple of days and I absolutely love it. It’s such an empowering song that gets me going. Enjoy!
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, Stand a little taller.. What doesn’t kill you makes a fighter, Footsteps even lighter”