Went out walking again this morning .... went out yesterday as well ... 2 more days and then I increase the walking another .5 klm. It was a beautiful morning to go walking, the sun was out and it was lovely and cool. Even saw some beautiful green parrots flying around, along the way.
I am going on Monday to see a personal trainer and planning to start with her next week. Wonder what that holds in store for me? Never had a personal trainer before. Thought they were only for elite athletes. While I am no elite athlete, I realise that I need direction and am hoping that is what I get. I feel as though I am really pushing myself at the moment ... but I know that I have to do that in order to improve and to keep going ..... just keeping the goal at the end in sight always.
I knew when I started this journey that it wouldn't be easy. I knew that it would take some doing on my part. I knew that it would take work. I guess nothing worthwhile comes easily ..... and you only get out of it, what you put in, in the end. It took me time to get to where I am now, in a rather unhealthy, unfit state, and so I figure it is not going to take 5 mins to get to the opposite. While I am walking, I feel all the parts of my body that I haven't been using for a long time. My back doesn't like me much right now and is protesting quite loudly as I go on my walk. I figure that he/she will get a little bit quieter as times goes on.
I guess I could beat myself up over the way that I am, so overweight and unfit, but then I figure that wouldn't really be helpful or achieve anything. In fact I realise that that is probably what I have been doing all the long, and is most likely the very reason that I got to the place I was in when I started this journey. I feel like the best, and most positive thing that I can do for myself right now, is to focus on the road ahead, the future and what I am working towards. I need to focus on the goal and what I want to achieve.
Interesting to me in all of this is the fact that I made the decision to start doing this. I know I had been thinking that I needed to do 'something' for quite a while, but then all of a sudden the decision just happened. The thing that I have learnt from that is that anything you want to do or achieve is only a DECISION away, a MOMENT away .... and you have the ability to make it happen.