Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sore.

Sometimes I get a little tired of my foot being totally lame and I try to pretend like it isn't. 
Case in point...Wednesday's Activities:

50 Minute Leg Workout in the morning
Back to the gym in the evening for 45 Minutes on the Stairs (I had to get to the gym early to save a bike for Janae's Spin Class...It's like a trying to get a free computer on Black Friday to get a bike in there)
47 Minute Spin Class  I was literally SOAKED by the time it was over. It was such a fun class! You'd think she's paying me for these plugs...she's totally not. ;) 

Today, I'm re-learning the meaning of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness...and the meaning of resting your injuries. My foot is killing me. I have a hard time with being patient sometimes, oops. I'm trying to be better. If you are ever super sore the tendency is to want to sit still...not moving a muscle, but one of the best things you can do is get that blood flowing. Warm the muscles up and stretch them. It helps! 

I had a great discussion today with one of my clients about changing habits. She told me all of the great things that she'd like to do...never eat treats, only eat whole grains, fill her diet with tons of fruits and vegetables, and so on. We then talked about where she'd come from, and the small changes she'd made along the way that have made a big difference. Because she'd made these small changes, one at a time. It didn't seem like much. The changes seemed like her normal lifestyle to her now. The more we talked about it the more she realized what great progress she'd made, and how it isn't an overnight transformation. She still has a progress to make, but don't we all. It was a great reminder to me that we can't change every bad habit we have all at once. However, we can change little things at a time, and over time those little things will make a big difference. Pick something small that you can change this week. Once you've mastered that, and it's become a part of your lifestyle, change something else. It may not seem like you're making tons of progress all at once, but in the grand scheme of things you're making vast changes that will manifest themselves in your progress. Keep on keepin' on.

3 comments:

Nichole said...

Totally agree! The crash diet where you cut everything out never sticks! It is to much at once! Baby steps are good! Slow and steady but longer lasting!!

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