And I am, in fact, back.
After six months, both my booty and my spirit are in serious need of recovery. And I am finally ready to walk that path.
This past week The Big Little One. started pressuring me to come home and work out with him each day. Wake up call! I don’t know if he meant it like this, but I felt like it was him telling me he wants to see me taking care of my physical wellness better. So two days ago I sat down and thought about what has kept me from working out the past 4 months or so. I came up with two things: my spirit needs repair as much as booty does and I am now on a schedule where I am regularly busy. I no longer have time to sit down a day at a time to map out what workout I am doing that day. I spent the morning coming up with a 4 week workout plan that includes affirmations and quotes for inspiration so that I can focus on body and spirit/mind without spending extra time each day trying to figure out what I’m doing.
I did my first workout yesterday and I am nice and sore! And satisfied. My quote for the workout:
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” -Ernest Hemingway
You know those times when you say to yourself, “I’m going to try to ______,” but even as you say it you know you are probably going to fail. This isn’t one of those times. As I wrote my schedule for the next 4 weeks I knew I was going to do it. I started yesterday and I feel really good, like I’m back in the saddle. Only time will tell, but I’ve got the right attitude about what I can and will do.
Recovery is possible after acceptance and as long as you take it one step at a time.