Lately I haven’t been pushing myself as hard as I could have been in my workouts. I was juggling quite a few things and when I had the time to workout I would chose to either watch tv or take a nap.
After going on a family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge and getting some rest I decided it was time to get back to working out. I never stopped completely working out I would still go for walks etc but I knew I could push myself more.
Today I signed into my BeachBody account and picked a workout. I have been hearing rave reviews of 80 day Obsession but knew that was a little too ambitious right out of the gate. I decided to try A little Obsessed instead. I was able to complete the whole first workout. To some this isn’t a big deal. But to me this is another achievement of what my body can do now that I am finally taking proper care of it. Did I get tired? Of course I did. Did I say a few choice words in my head? Yup. But the bottom line is I was able to complete a workout.
Some people often wonder why we post pictures of ourselves on social media after a workout. It’s not to show off, well at least not in my case…I don’t even know if it’s for the people that see the posts. I think it’s about showing myself that no matter how many times I have failed on this particular day I did it. I post to go back a week, two weeks or a few months later and look at the girl staring back at me in the picture saying you’ve got this. Your strong just dig deep. I suppose it’s somewhat of a photographic journal. They always say a picture is worth more then a thousand words and from experience of looking at old pictures there are some stories behind each and everyone. Some that are spoken and others that are kept just for me.
So if I can leave you with one thing today out of all of these ramblings. I would say love yourself, take the pictures that might be painful to look at later on they are telling your story.