Friday, January 6, 2012
Oh, exercise... I do not have time for you, but without you in my life I will not have much time. So, yeah...
Growing up I played competitive soccer, on a year-round traveling team and also on our high school team. I was an alright middle-of-the-road player, nothing special, and in pretty good shape because of the fitness demands for playing a competitive sport. Side note: even then I had body image issues. Par for the course for some of us, I suspect. Good fitness does not fix body image issues, those run deep and have to be dealt with accordingly. Phew, let's not go down that road today, shall we?
Since my soccer days, fitness became an uphill battle until eventually it was virtually non-existent. Last Fall I started to run/walk, I haven't lost much weight, but I feel so much better about myself, and the best part of all is that I feel myself growing stronger.
I don't have time. I make time. Sometimes successfully and sometimes I realize that its been a week since my last run. I even made a work out mix on my ipod nano so that I don't have to hear myself breathing like a some sort of possessed wheezy machine (that's the worst part)! SO, I turn the music up and I can't hear myself breathing, I feel strong in my legs and my heart starts pumping and before I know it my feet are in sync with Taio Cruz... "I want to dance, dance, dance, dance!" Don't hate on the music. Upbeat music is essential to an awesome and fulfilling run.
Maybe next time I'll imagine my T-Rex friend is on my heels and pick up the pace a notch!
Today I am thankful for: friday lunches with sweet hubby.