There is so much to share that it is hard to know where to start...so I think I will start with an update on the famous boot camp! The first of May, my coworkers and I joined a twice a week boot camp. I wonder if we knew our muscles would be screaming at us for days after our work out, would we have joined? About three weeks into our adventure, I had had it!! Boot camp is on Monday's and Friday's.
Well, it was the 3rd Friday, I remember thinking some pretty naughty words about the things our instructor was asking us to do...yah, like right? What do you think I am? A monkey who is on steroids? Okay...honestly...I was thinking..."You have got to be .....kidding me!" My body hurt! And I was very discouraged. No matter how much effort I put out, I was still the last one done. I was hot! I was sweaty! It was gross! Crawling to the locker room, I found myself saying...no more...I can't do it!!
The following Monday, I was prepared to talk to the instructor and quit!
Now, I really wrestled with quitting, as I, by nature, am NOT a quitter. But, I didn't think I had it in me to continue with this abuse of my body.
At the beginning of every boot camp we do a warm up. Typically these warm ups are a mile run...did I mention we work out at noon? and the runs are outside? Uh, ha...it has been a very warm summer. On our first boot camp warm up, I could barely make it 1 time around the building (1/4 mile)...Well, that Monday...I ran 4 times around the building...a MILE...without stopping!
I could hardly believe it! Although, I couldn't physically jump for joy...my body was too tired, inside...I was shouting and dancing around! You see, when I was going through cancer treatment, I had set a goal--I wanted to run a mile without stopping...sometime! To think...the day I was going to quit...was the day I achieved my goal!! Needless, to say, I didn't quit boot camp. Monday's and Friday's, you will find me sweaty, sore, and challenged, trying to keep up with my boot camp class mates!
Q. Care to share a goal you have reached this summer?