Peer pressure is great and powerful. Moreso than I ever imagined actually.
I like the fact that you guys knowing what I’m eating or how I’m working out influences me postively. I don’t like it, however, when I feel like I’ve let you down, and I’m hard on myself. I spent years being hard on myself and so mean to myself for not doing what I said I would do in relation to fitness.
That didn’t serve me well.
I’m not sure I want to continue down that path.
With Workout Wednesdays, I’m falling short of the goal I’ve set for myself (and communicated to all of you.) And, I feel terrible about it right now.
While I only worked out 3 times this week, I’m so proud of the time I spent in the gym. I did a VERY successful round of Couch to 5K on Sunday, running the entire round without whining, stopping, or injuring myself. That’s huge!
So, I’ve made the decision to transform my Workout Wednesday posts. I’m going to continue to tell you about my workouts for the week, but I’m not going to be so hard on myself about the number of days I’ve worked out v. the number of days I haven’t. I’d rather focus on my time in the gym and celebrate what I’ve done. I think that’s more productive for me right now.
I can’t even tell you how great I feel when I workout… and how great I feel in general. At this time last year, I refused to workout and used words like “hate” and “detest” to describe it. What a difference a year makes!