today i stepped on a treadmill for the first time in over 6 months. i realized i no longer had any good excuses not to go. today i had the time and, for a short window of time, the motivation to hit the gym again, so off i went.
honestly, i was pleasantly surprised that my body remembered how to put one foot in front of the other in a rapid motion, and while my pace was much slower than before, i surprised myself by running almost 1.5 miles continuously. i walked the rest of the time, but that 1.5 mile was huge for me! sure, some of my toes cramped up while i was running (never had that happen before!) but the fact that i got above a speed-walk was just the boost of motivation i needed to return. at least that's what i hope will happen.
had a realization today - not rocket science by any means, and one i've had many times before, but i realize how much easier it is (for me, anyway) to tend to focus on the negatives rather than the positives in my life.
i've decided to make a more conscious effort to identify those things i'm grateful for or which bring a *sparkle* to my day, each day. i'll just tack those things on to the end of my posts.
here's today's list:
- the salad my hubby made for my lunch today - better than i ever would have made for myself!
- the christmas lights still up in the neighborhood - i choose to believe those homeowners still feel the christmas spirit, not that they're lazy. :)
- a light commute on i-5 heading home today - what a nice treat on a thursday
- and that i actually made it to the gym after a VERY long hiatus - feels so good!