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So tonight while I was at the gym, I was thinking a lot about the last 6 weeks. It's been full of ups and downs. To think, 6 weeks ago when I got on the stationary bike for the first time, I was at resistance 3 and struggled to get to 20 minutes. Today, oh wow! today...
I had made a goal last week to make it to 50 minutes on the stationary bike... I DID IT! I had planned on getting there on Saturday. Not this Fat Girl! I did it today and at resistance 6! Who would have thought I would have gotten there in 6 short weeks?!?! Not this girl!
I think I just hit my new stride! I think the last week or two I've hit a plateau again. I've been reading on the bike, not listening. I needed to listen to my body. When was the last time you listened to your body? My body was telling me that I am making progress. I wasn't listening! I was feeling down and not to happy with it.
I was starting to feel as though I had made a mistake in doing all of this. I was wondering how to get out of it, wishing I had a time machine to go back and undo all of this. I cried a few times over this.
Tonight though, I didn't have a book, I had my MP3 player and that was it. I had the TV turned on and was watching it. I wasn't really reading the closed captioning. I was just staring at it. Zoned out, in my own world. (Until I saw my teaser and almost screamed and almost fell off the bike)
I can't explain it. It was just me and the stationary bike. My body needed to talk to me. We had a conversation that was very much needed. I had to go back and look at where I came from to where I am now.
Without this blog, without the support and without will power and motivation, I don't think I would feel this way.
I told my step-mom today that I was surprised that I am saying that I'm looking forward to exercise, looking forward to eating right and ready to change.
I finally have the determination and motivation to make it work.
Thought of the day:
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.