I wanted to share something that I have been experiencing over the past week. I know that this might sound strange to many but I imagine it’s something that anyone who experiences rapid life change might go through. During my workouts, particularly the ones that I push myself much harder than any time before there comes a time, a moment where I realize I am doing something that I have never been able to accomplish before and emotions kick in.
I had been on the treadmill for about 3 minutes running at 5.7mph and I realized I was feeling good, rather great! At that moment my body kicked in and said you can maintain this pace for much longer than your brain thinks you can… My cardio workout involves a 5K run at least three, hopefully four times a week and my times vary. My personal best was 37mins 45 seconds. The run continued and I pushed and pushed and had the strangest sensations take over, the emotions ran deep and thoughts of a “Mario” that I have always wanted to be seemed to be so close. My weight was not holding me back, it was only slowing me down and each day I know if I follow the plan that I will only get stronger, quicker and slimmer! A few tears came down my face and I am not ashamed to admit it at all. I might still be over 300 pounds, but I am in the best shape of my life! I can do things athletically that I have never done before, not even in high school and that is amazing! I reached the 5K mark and blew my old record away with a time of 35 minutes and 34 seconds.
I have to tell myself every day that I am going to complete this, I will get to my goal weight and there is still a struggle to be had. I am afraid of the plateau and I want to make sure that I am constantly pushing myself so that I delay it as long as possible. The plateau will come, but I will be prepared!
Until Next Time – Emotional Warrior in Training