This time last year I was just becoming a runner and working on my stamina. I had a goal in mind. I wanted to run a 5K. To most people that’s not really a big deal. But to this former couch surfer it might as well have been a marathon. Me and running have never been friends and I was more than ok with that. What gave me this crazy desire to start now? I really have no idea. I guess I just wanted to prove to myself that I couldn’t do it. I really thought that I would try and just NOT be able to do it. But I was wrong. I am not a fast runner and I definitely cannot do long distant runs but I am a runner. My short legs can run. I even ran a 5k on a cold and rainy morning and I was so proud of myself.
This year hasn’t started quite as fit as I had anticipated. My running has been left by the wayside and I haven’t done a real work-out since the middle of December. I really want 2012 to be my healthiest year to date. I am turning 30 and want to have a better body than I did in my 20s. You would think that would be more than enough motivation to get my act together. I started the first week of 2012 doing the reset diet phase of the P.I.N.K. Method and felt really good while I was doing it. You don’t exercise while doing the reset. Then I got a really bad cold that made working-out impossible. This past week-end I finally felt good enough to head to the gym. I was so pumped to have energy and time to work-out. I didn’t want to over do anything and I was a little scared of not being able to breathe properly or of getting into a coughing fit while I was running. All day at work I kept telling myself, “Mandi, all you have to do is run one mile. Just ONE mile. You can do that.” And I did just that. I was so pumped!
Today I did the first work-out of Phase 1 of the P.I.N.K. Method. I was expecting the same old beginner’s work-out and was thinking that it would be a breeze. Well I was dead wrong. After I was done I could barely make it up my stairs. I am seriously impressed and a bit frightened to do the next work-out tomorrow!
Off to relax a bit and then get some shut-eye.
How are you doing with your resolutions? Any speed bumps for you or are you focused and accomplishing your goals?
If so, what are your secrets to staying motivated?