And so it begins…..
I am committed to this. I am all in. It’s only been going on day 2 of the DASH diet and it sucks. It’s not that I’m not eating yummy foods or even enough of them. I am. It’s the breaking my body from the unhealthy choices. After this rest stage it will be easier and it will be better. It helps that I lost a pound. They do say that it is ok to weigh yourself every day in the initial reset stage as it will give you motivation. This one missing pound is keeping me strong and I’m hoping that he takes many of his friends with him these next few weeks.
On top of eating better, I have been consistent with my training going on my second week now. I’ve done some cross training, outside running, indoor biking, and even some treadmill running. It’s just keeping my eye on the prize….. The prize right now is getting my stamina back. Feeling like I can do this again. Feeling like I know what I’m doing. One day at a time. One workout at a time.
Here is one thing that I noticed today….
Ego and pride need to be checked at the door. They serve no purpose and only hold you back. I knew that today that I wanted to do a 5K on the treadmill today. I wanted to run it faster than I have been running and use this indoor running time as a speed workout. Here is where it gets dicey…. Speed workouts today are not where they were before. It also doesn’t help that my body is adjusting to lower medication, so I could feel that I needed my cal-ez today.
My ego today wanted me to go full force. I figured that if I had a calcium crash at least I would be at a public place:) Luckily, I checked my ego. Now this is not to say that I didn’t push myself because I did. I just did it smartly for where I am today. You can’t live in the past and you only have the day before you. So today, I warmed up with a brisk walk and then took the treadmill up to 5.5 which is now really fast for me. Then at the beginning of every mile, I would walk again in the beginning of each mile. It helped me count down the miles too. Then I sprinted the last part of the 5K. My heart rate was up. I was sweating. It was a good run.
Run where you are, so that you can get to where you want to be.
One day at a time.
One Run at a time.
This is so true in all that we do.. Often we focus on where we used to be or where we are going that we forget to just enjoy where we are. I’m trying. I encourage you to try to.