Over the years this ‘phrase’ has transformed , just as I have.. and now I don’t just leave my ego at the door.. I TRY to leave my ego ALONE…. lost in a shadow.
Well, yesterday was my first day back in the gym and that phrase was in my mind from the moment I stepped foot in the door (thankfully) .. Im proud to say.. I listened to my body ( I am playing ‘hurt’ … sh-t happens but it doesnt have to stop you ) and I worked on getting my form in control while going thru my workout safely on day one.. ..NO comparing myself to others or trying to hot dog it, as if I was the 20 year old ME .. who would have surely thought I had something to prove .. afterall.. I have a life time to go heavy.. :).. ( note pic above.. ME on the leg press – pushing a whopping 5 lbs.. LOL its a start)
Mixed in with the serious ( I know what to do and I get it done) folk, I saw the usual suspects… the young roid boys, the talk to much gym rats, the old school over 60 crew in their coffee huddle, the 30 something… I workout to make my new tattoos look better, the “heavier” ladies that I just want to run over and save from themselves… and of course… the glam girls that just go to the gym to “pick up” anything other then a weight. Over all .. it was a great first workout day ! I LOVED it.. LOVED everything about it..
I left the GYM feeling re-fueled and energized with a really strong sense of SELF.. I felt like I got my groove back. … and all it took was stepping foot in the gym and shaking things up for myself a little bit.
Sure, for now my groove is spurred by endorphins…. and while it was not easy to get there… Im glad I did push myself… I suppose I just needed the change of scenery to find/feel those endorphins again… I mean really feel them.. not just ” Im going to do it because” feel them.. and NOW I can get back to all the other stuff I love to do… with passion…. (including a bikram class or two) …because while I wanted to do all this before with real passion.. I was only going thru the motions… I had lost that loving feeling !! Am I making any sense? oh and this time.. Im going to take this journey with balance..’she repeats over again! ‘ (Think mantra)
Oh…and again. I feel compelled to remind you .. as you may have noticed, this blog is written in my crazy ‘writing style’, if I can call it that .. its written as if I was talking to you .. as a friend. . I wont continue to apologize for that.. just informing.. I cant write fast and think about grammar too.. Im not wired that way… and because Im a morning blogger.. the faster the better.
So for NOW.. 6:19am Im UP drinking a nice cup of coffee and I cannot wait to get my HIIT in.. 30 minutes (6 rotations 3high 2 moderate mins.. ) on the bike with some ab work thrown in … and of course a good clean day of food 5 times over.. (small meals)
Hope you feel inspired to be the best YOU today.
Thanks for the read.
Create a great day. !