Me on Friday, post workout selfie. The info in the following picture is from a treadmill. This was a rough day.
I was so excited to go as hard as I did the first few times I worked out. I was ready! But for some reason while was working out, I starded getting aches and pains in different areas of my body. This caused me to have to stop and start over a few times. I usually shoot for an hour to an hour and a half at the gym. However, thanks to all the aches and pains I had, I didn't feel like I did enough. I didn't feel like I pushed myself enough. I was mentally beating myself up for not pushing through the hurt I was feeling.
Then I snapped out of it. I was doing exactly what I said I didn't want to do. I was judging myself based on some useless, imaginary standard. Its wild how quickly one can fall into the trap of "I'm not good enough so I shouldn't do it anyway." Luckily I caught myself.
I reminded myself that any attempt to be better at anything is going to have ups and downs. Any attempt to change is going to be met with struggles not anticipated. There is no shame in having to try again. And with all that, as long as I keep working at it, things will get better.
Keeping to mind my goal of just getting myself moving more and enjoying the feeling of feeling my body work is going to help me out a lot over the next few weeks. I have to remember that Im still new to this and not to get impatient with my body when Im exercising. I have to remember to not force myself to do more than I can (I'm sure that's where the aches and pains came from) and listen to what makes me feel good when Im working out. If I can keep my mind focused on whats making me happy, then I think I should be ok from here on out. #exercise #fitness #bodypositivefitness #bodypositiveexercise #yesican #takeyourtime #youcandothis #mindandbody #igotthis - 2 hours ago