Wk 3 Day 15 (1)... I did it!!! I made it through it!!! Yes I'm sweaty, Yes, I felt the burn! and Yes I took advantage of the modifications, but I DID IT!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! No really, today is my birthday!!!... It's the end of the night, I've celebrated my B-day with my friends and family, and now I'm celebrating with myself... This is my present to myself!!!! I said this year was going to be the Year of Me!!! Today I made that happen!!! 2 weeks ago, I was spitting and sputtering, and drench with sweat, confused, wobbly, and really uncoordinated.... a lot and yet not a lot has changed except I'm not the person I was on day one anymore... that person was a bit scared, timid that I was going to start another weightloss challenge that I was probably going to give up on after a week if that... but nope... I inspired myself.. .not motivated, inspired!!! I did day one, then day two, day three was a bit harder, day four almost didn't happen, day 5 I had to force myself up, day six I almost gave up again, and finally day seven rolled around and that is when I finally said... I've done six days of this already... yes I'm tired, yes I'm not as flexible, or have the endurance, or strength I did at my prime, but you know what I've come this far, why not one more day!!!! and that's what did it... Week 2 has flown by, things are getting a bit more comfortable, I'm getting more comfortable with my body, and sometimes it awkward movements, but I've also learned to inspire myself to greatness, to get up off the couch.. to drink one more glass of water... to say no to soda!!! to say yes to greek yogurt, and breakfast!! and yes even learning to listen to my body and let it rest when it needed it.. no point in pushing so far to injure yourself, and have to stop for a day that then turns into a week, a month, a year... RIght??? I have a bad back... I can't do all of the moves, but I can do something, and if it's just march in place it's better than nothing and I'm feeling the difference... today was my birthday... I celebrated with friends last night after work... an unthinkable idea just a month ago, when after work, meant a heating pad, a pain pill, and not walking for most of the next day... Not only was I able to go out with friends (and yes I sat most of the time), but I was also able to go out with my family today and not feel so stiff from last night, that I couldn't get out of bed, or walk to restroom... The strength training has helped, so has the cardio I started with 10 minutes a day for 5 days not all consecutive, now I'm up to 15 minutes of mindful cardio... but emotionally, physically, mentally I feel so great about myself, that I've been able to move above the minor aches, and when I need a break, I don't get down on my self, I celebrate that I was able to do something, and that I've finally learned to put me first, and listen to my body... My chiropractor told me that "your body will push to do whatever you ask of it" you just need to also learn to listen to it. We are not fighting our bodies, we're working with them loving them (yourself), nurturing them (yourself), because you are your body whether you like it or not... we exist on a mortal plane at the moment.. So take care of it, and it will take care of you... and that's what I've learned these 2 weeks.. by the way the scale hasn't significantly moved for me yet, and I'm only asking it for 1lb per week, but I can feel my strength, and endurance has grown by leaps and bounds, let alone my self confidence... I've been lucky the Olympics started when I started week 2... the Olympians have inspired me too, friends have inspired me, and my own self love has inspired me to get up, and just try something new like walking around the block 5 minutes out and 5 minutes back, I felt it the next day, but by doing it in the first place the next day I used that triumph to inspire me to turn on my computer open up the challenge, and do the days video... Thank you for reading sorry it was so long, but today is the first day of the rest of you life, the rest of my life... Today is my Birthday, and I wanted to share with you what I've learned so far, so that tomorrow, when I'm tired, and the sugar high from my cake and all the love I received today goes down, I have something that I can look to and say yep I did it! I made it! I can do it again! I can achieve greatness...why because it's all about me today!!!! Have fun, and keep sparking!!! Please feel free to us all know how your doing... we support eachother, by supporting our self and sharing our wins, and letting go of our losses by saying them out load, and regaining our power... because motivation is the carrot that keep us logging in, but its inspiration, that tells us we can do it!!!!!
Made it through but it was rough. I'm hoping next week it will start becoming easier as a testament to getting back in shape!
2/12/2014 9:19:37 PM
just right 4 me 4 now!!!
2/12/2014 6:45:51 AM
Been doing Bootcampfor nearly 3 weeks now, but had to give a weeks break cos over did on my knees... :(, but hey, startd again this morning and did the first workout this morning on the 28 day Bootcamp challange on here........... out of breath, but enjoyed it
2/11/2014 5:33:13 PM
Great workout! I had to do the modifications, but it felt good just to get through it. Someday I hope to be able to complete it modification free!
2/11/2014 11:12:16 AM
I just started the challenge and so far I am truly a beginner or lazy one! lol I choose beginner. ;) Did everything but the reach the floor and kick out part. Heck I could barely touch the floor. lol R U kidding! Can everyone on this challenge do this, the first time? So that's a double challenge for me:) Now on to the second video to catch up with everyone. Then I still have my 60 min walk to do. Keeping it real.
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