vanessa0305 wrote:Wow Kate, I didn't know that but now I have done it I plan to do it every time I hit the treadmill or go for a walk outside like today! I felt so powerful! I have never been able to run, always too fat and awkward. Even when I started my journey and was walking 6km a day, I couldn't run further than white guide post to the next one, about 20 metres! I felt pretty disgusting and so was happy just to walk fast. I also never wanted anyone to see me run, stopping and starting, red faced and out of breath, really struggling holding my side with a stitch, too embarrassing!! So I was too scared to even try even though I knew my fitness level was much improved but today I felt like such a fat slug, not going to the gym and eating too much (bloody nuts I tell you, my undoing!) I decided to just try, and just to keep going, every time I wanted to stop, I told myself keep going, you're not in pain (and I wasn't, no stitch at all), you're doing great, keep going. The only thing that was painful was the very very cold air in my lungs.....that hurt and I coughed and coughed when I got back..lol. I know my hips will hurt tomorrow, but I don't care it was worth it!!!
mind over matter vanessa i think its great you pushed your body that bit further makes all the difference see you didnt get to go to the gym but you got to achieve something bigger and better