Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I'm convinced!

Micah is out to get me! Sure, sure, that's his job. Whatever. I think he was taking it easy on me until I "sealed the deal" and started paying the big bucks. Now, he makes me want to run and hide. Or maybe he's getting too confident in his own abilities?? Yeah, maybe that's it.

So, all that ranting was basically to say, I worked my butt off last night. And even though I wanted to quit, Micah wouldn't let me. Yes, yes, I am grateful that I finished and I am grateful for how I'm going to feel later, but last night's workout was hard!

I think that one of the reasons that this workout was so hard was because I realized how weak I really am. Sure, I've always played the "I'm tough" part in my life, but when exercising made me purely exhausted and I seriously wasn't able to do one more "dip" (and we had only done 20). I was sad that I'm not the "strong" person I thought I was.

I know it sounds like I'm whining. I guess I am. But at the same time, this whole episode last night gave me great motivation. Now I want to work harder to show that I can have muscle. I can be stronger. I can do this! I will prove to myself that I can! That's how I felt on the way home from the gym - which was great! THEN, last night's episode of "The Biggest Loser" drove it home even more. Those contestants (most still over 200 lbs) ran a half marathon! Sure, a bunch of them thought they were going to die, but they did it and they felt amazing.

I think sometimes we need to be pushed to realize that we can accomplish things out of our immediate grasp. I didn't think I could do a lot of that last night, but my little trainer wasn't going to let me quit. We have to work at it to get there. And that is what I will do!

Besides, there may be some tightening of some necessary places in this for me!


Liza said...

Great reminder Heather! I know I am one to immediately think "there is no way I can do that" with so many things, and maybe I can - who knows?! I will try and remember this next time I think that!!! Good job on your workout!!

Kim H. said...

Amen Girl! I can't even tell you how many times I've thought the very same things, and realized that the sense of accomplishment is WAY better than the pain in the process. I guess it's like the feeling of fitting into a smaller size tasting way better than any food item. :-) Keep on... and I'll keep doing it on my end too.

GastricGirl said...

You are rocking it girl! :) I love your attitude, and you WILL get those muscles. Just keep dangling that carrot just out of reach, and nothing will stop you! :)