At the beginning of this year I promised myself that I would make more time to take care of my mind, body, and spirit. It is mind blowing to think that we are already through half of the year. Therefore, on Sunday when my assistant Erika suggested that we meet at the gym at 5am Monday morning I felt like I owed it to myself to go. When my alarm went off this morning at 4am, I thought of every reason to avoid going. However, I am a woman of my word so I washed my face, brushed my teeth, and laced up my tennis shoes so that I could quickly head out the door.
When I arrived to the gym I saw a couple of co-workers that I recognized, one of them gave me a hard time about how long it had ben since she had seen me at the gym. I immediately felt a since of accomplishment just from making it in the door. I feel my best when I am consistently working out, yet somehow I have allowed myself to put it on the backburner. In the past I would have immediately immersed myself back into a hardcore regime, but this time I decided to pace myself and take it one day at a time. Erika had printed some circuit training for us to follow, so we started with 15 minutes on the treadmill, followed by 30 minutes of circuit training, then ended with another 15 minutes on the treadmill.
After beginning my day in the gym, I felt like it set the rest of my day up for success. Although I knew that I had not physically lost any weight from my first 60 minute workout in over a year, I mentally felt like I walked taller and looked healthier. Feeling good about yourself starts on the inside and on Monday I set sail on my journey back to practicing better self-care. This time around I feel that I will be more committed to getting back into shape and I am looking forward to seeing the results both mentally and physically. I will count today as a win!
Think about something that you would like to accomplish before the end of 2018 and if you have not started on it, it is never too late to get going.