Tuesday, February 05, 2008
"Let it go, start over, and kick ass"
L-Unit said that to me yesterday after reading my posts. It was what I needed to hear. It helped me see that I needed to stop beating myself up and start moving forward. So after a day of tears and disappointment, I got on my bike and pedaled. I pushed myself harder than I have before. It paid off. When I was finished, I had burned 35 more calories than I had before and boosted my mood completely. I moved from feeling defeated to feeling victorious. I knew I'd be sore the next day (and I am, but not terribly), but it was so worth it to feel good at the end of the day. To feel accomplished - to feel as though the day was not a total loss after all. I'm beginning to realize that exercising is a type of drug - it makes you want more. I can't wait until it warms up here in Maine and I can begin to run.
at 1:14:00 PM