Thursday, April 30, 2009


On cardio days, I literally wake up telling myself, "Today's a cardio day. You can do it. You can do it." I spend all day, thinking about myself up on the eliptical machine, working my hardest, doing the best that I can. Imagining myself accomplishing my goals. It's a contant reminder ALL day long.

Today was no different. I woke up sore actually, from Body Flow two days ago. So I knew today would be extra important to encourage myself throughout the day. I usually get to a point where I'm super excited to go work out. Oh, I know the pain will come, but boy do I love the high when I'm done. Totally worth it. Plus, setting and reaching new goals is fantastic!!

I think for far too long I've allowed myself to be average, when low and behold, if I put my mind to something, there's no stopping me! Well, I always knew that, but not when it comes to working out. I never thought I'd be a YMCA rat. Or as my friend calls me a "Yazi". (Get it?)

Anyway, back to me geering up for tonight's cardio work out. You see, to my complete shock and utter amazement, I did a 10-minute mile on Monday. I wasn't sure 'how' good that was until I asked my runner friend how quickly she runs a mile... usually between 9-10 minutes she said. Holy smokes! So, my 10-minute mile was fantastic for me!!

I wanted a repeat performance tonight... I knew I could do it and I was ready.... one slight problem, I packed my gym bag last night right before bed and I was exhausted. I forgot to pack a key and vital part of my clothes... my sports bra. Sad! So instead, I could only lift weights tonight. I pushed myself to do more than I thought I could. I breathed through the pain and did a little more. I ended up lifting 15,780 pounds total. Crazy, huh?

I'm proud of myself.


Melissa said...

Yazi—that's great! I'm glad you were able to enjoy your evening, even though things didn't go as planned. Good job!

Poet4Him77 said...

Thanks! Aren't you proud?

Staceystace said...

I am proud!!