Physical, Emotional and Mental steps on my journey towards healthy living on every level

Friday, September 14, 2007

Habit (and Faster, Longer, Harder than Ever)

This morning marks three weeks of me making it to the Y every weekday morning it's been open. (Closed for Labor Day). They say if you can do anything for 3 weeks it becomes a habit. I hope "they" are right...

I started out slow on the treadmill this morning. My back hurt and I figured I'd never make it past the 10 minutes I tell myself I have to walk. But I got past ten and kept going. And then I started speeding up a tenth of a mile per hour every minute. Got higher than I'd ever been and stayed there for five minutes straight.

I've "worked out" for several periods of time during my life, but I have never pushed myself. It feels good to exceed the stats from the day before and to feel as if I am making some progress. I know this week my workouts have gotten my heart rate up and made me sweat more than any I've done in a long time. Probably in 20 years since I used to play raquetball at 6:00 a.m. at SDSU -- back before I injured my back. Weighed a little over half of what I do now then. Wow.

So i feel positive about my progress at least, and even though I drag in the afternoons, it doesn't seem that going from 8 hours to 7 hours of sleep a night is killing me yet.


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