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Fitness Diary ♦︎ Week 3

These last two weeks, I’ve really let myself down. I was doing so well with my consistent workouts, and then all at once I fell off the wagon. I stopped doing my daily HIIT videos and I’ve been so disappointed.

I could sit here and list a bunch of reasons why I didn’t workout. And, believe me, there are a fair few. But excuses are just that: excuses. I could have chosen to stay dedicated to this even when it was difficult, but I didn’t, I gave up instead. I hate giving up, and I wish I could say I never did.

A few years back, I lost over 40 pounds. And, while my eating habits were a big part of that weight loss, I was super committed to exercising and it made a huge impact on my life.

I was the heaviest I have ever been, and when I started running, I fell in love with it. Every day I was more and more excited to put my headphones on, get on the treadmill, and run out everything I was feeling. As the weeks went by, I noticed such massive changes in my life. I was so much happier, and everything just started falling into place. It affected everything I did in an amazing way, and I couldn’t get enough of it.

I’m at another one of those confusing times in life where nothing seems to be going my way. And a few days ago, I felt so desperate for something that would give me more clarity. So I thought back to the best part of my life, and realized I could contribute all my successes at the time to the fact that I was running. So this past weekend, I got on the treadmill for the first time in a while.

I stayed on for an hour and a half, and I felt amazing. Then the next day I did it again. And the next day, again. I think the best thing for me to do right now is to get back into running, and see if I can bare it in this summer heat. Even if I’m not running on the treadmill, it still feels good to set aside that hour of the day and reflect, walk, and listen to music.

There really isn’t that much to report on at this point, but I’ll be back in another two weeks, and this time, I think I’ll have some success to report back on.

Wish me luck!

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