I’ve been thinking a lot about dedication last night and today. This new plan that I am working on is very different then what I was used to doing. I ran every day – well 6 days a week for as long as I can remember. I remember leaving work and dreading going to the gym because I knew I had to be on a treadmill for an hour plus. Yes, I saw results and I leaned out but no matter how many accomplishments and marathons I did I never really felt proud of my body.
Last night I was sitting and drinking a protein shake before bed. I was proud of myself because before this I never paid any attention to my diet. I ate candy almost every night, and while I wouldn’t pick the worst items on the menu I definitely wasn’t good at eating clean.
I felt like I was really starting to make changes when I found myself going to that for a late night snack. Who doesn’t love a creeping sheltie in the background!?
This morning I got up, had my pre-workout drink, and headed to the gym for a leg day.
I was in for a treat today because my husband actually joined me. He unfortunately believes he has a running injury so was doing different types of cross training today. He started with weights and then did his own cardio on the bike and in the pool.
After I was finished with my workout I felt pretty down. The total time was an hour and five minutes, but I really didn’t feel “tired” like I usually do after workouts. Whenever I would run after every workout I felt exhausted, today I felt like I could have kept going. The plan I am doing right now calls for no cardio or very little right now so that has been a big adjustment.
Dedication is something that is vital to seeing changes in your body. Dedication to the workouts, dedication to your diet, and dedication to your routine. I had to remind myself that this is not going to be over night success – the success comes from the dedication and time that you put in it. I can’t wait to look back at my before and after pictures in 12 weeks and see how far I have come. I have to stay focused and positive.
I will be posting another set of “progress” pictures at the end of this week – so stay tuned!
The husband and I are actually heading back to the gym tonight for another workout. Always nice to fit in a double when I have the time!
Have a great night!