Thursday, October 03, 2013

Some days

Tuesday night I went to Zumba and I was on fire.  My body felt good.  I had energy.  I pushed myself and jumped more and higher and harder.  It was an awesome hour!

Last night, Wednesday I did another hour of Zumba and it was night and day different from the previous night.  I was tired before I began.  I just wanted to pay down.   The difference was apparent almost instantaneously as I began to sweat profusely.  My clothes felt heavy on my body.  My legs felt like dead weight.   Part of me wanted to quit.  I wasn't sure if I could even make it.  My movements became more slow and sluggish.  But I told myself that this was all in my head and I ramped up my movements.

I powered through the workout.  It wasn't a killer workout but I did my best.  I jumped and moved as much as my body would accommodate.  I wasn't stopping because of a little discomfort (some of which I know was from a mental block!). 

I'm sore today.  My legs feel as if they have been through a war.   Am I happy that I pushed through?  Absolutely!

Some days exercise will be more of a struggle and and I wont do a good, go as far or push myself as much.  Some days the victory is just in finishing!   Some days  our strength and determination is challenged.  I accept the challenge!  


JenB said...

I think we all of those days. When I do a workout but don't feel I had my heart in it, I call it a "wimpy workout" but I still often feel it the next day.

The Fat Foreigner said...

Good for you for keeping going. I'm focusing on food for now and when I get back to the UK in a few weeks will look into a gym. I just hate group classes though, even though Zumba itself sounds fun.

timothy said...

BRAVO for keeping that forward momentum going! one day and one pound at a time or hell even one class if needs be will get this done!

*A Strong New Me* said...

I've been battling my own mental blocks for what feels like years! Sometimes feeling like that during a workout is a cue to just tone it down, do a shorter or lighter workout, and take a bit of a break to recharge.