Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beastie 0: Kek 1

With pretty much anything in life, when things aren't going perfectly, it's all too easy to just give up and call it quits.

Injury and illness are common triggers for quitting a fitness program - the old "all or nothing" beastie loves nothing better than to chuck in a bit of: Oh, what's the point? If I can't do my training, I may as well just sit on the couch and eat chocolate. Of course, that's not the least bit logical, but logic has very little to do with the crazy thoughts our subconscious minds like to throw at us.

For me, this latest injury has been a right pain in the butt (well, pain in the back, actually), but I've not once succumbed to the crazy whisperings of my inner lard-arse. I'm utterly determined to regain my former fitness, and to ditch the extra kgs that have crept on thanks to paying attention to the beastie in the past. I may not be able to do my planned training on a given day, but I can always do something.

For me, that's the key to staying on track - move my body as best I can, and continue to eat well. Seeking solace in cake, chocolate or wine isn't the slightest bit helpful, so I'm refusing to listen to the voice that tells me that I deserve it (no, I deserve to be fit and healthy), or that it will make me feel better (it won't).

The fact that I'm a bit restricted by my back pain at the moment isn't slowing my momentum one little bit. I'm still eating well, doing as much training as I can, and I've dragged out my pedometer to remind me to get up from my desk and MOVE during the day. Yesterday I clocked up over 15,000 steps - not bad for someone who spends all day sitting at work. It's surprising how many steps you can add by trekking up and down stairs, going the long way round to the ladies' room and squeezing in a 20-minute walk at lunchtime.

The result is that I feel extremely positive, happy with my progress and am confident that I'll hit my goals, despite things not being perfect.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

goodonya Kerryn- it's a good reminder not to listen to that inner beastie!!

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