Day 10 = Relief
Thank goodness. This workout was ONLY 25 minutes and it seemed to be yoga even though they don’t call it yoga. Yesterday I recommitted to tracking my nutrition. I logged my food all day long in my weight watchers app on my phone. I remember a quote from Jack LaLanne. He said “you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet.” True. Very true. I used to be an all or nothing type of person. If I can’t do it perfectly then I wouldn’t do it. Oh, 90 days of a program? Well I have a trip, and a birthday party and all these excuses as to why I knew I would fail so I would never start. I threw that mentality away. I don’t have to be all or nothing. I can do a little every day. Eating fruit one day and Mexican food the next. I will not completely derail myself by going to someone’s birthday party and having cake. If I eat cake every day that might derail me.
What am I doing right now? Snacking on 2 cups of mixed fresh fruit as I blog. The old me might have sat here and starved until lunch. Or snacked on chips. Its all about the little choices. I think of The Slight Edge often. (Great book by Jeff Olson) It is the little disciplines or errors in judgment that add up over time. The fruit vs the hamburger. The workout vs sitting on the couch. Easy to do and easy not to do.
You don’t have to be all or nothing. I’m on day 10 of the Asylum. Can I make it through 100% of the video just as they are doing it? No. I’m having trouble jumping rope. I can’t jump as high or far as they can. I can’t lift the heavy weights. But you know what I CAN do? I can keep trying. I can keep pushing play and seeing how far I can take it the next time. I’m in control. I put me first and I do not let any excuse get in the way of completing the workout.
Tomorrow is day 11. Game day. A full hour of insane intensity with Shaun T telling me to mentally dig deeper and do it. I’m in it to win it and it feels great.