Thanks to running I had enough confidence to pick up a power drill and build something. Sounds a bit odd but in all seriousness, running has helped give me a confidence that I never had before. It has been almost two months since I started my journey of getting fit for life. If you haven't been following along, I have been setting mini monthly goals to get my mind motivated to exercise and my body moving. The first month was a 10 minute work out video a week and this month it is running a mile a week.
Running has been a challenge and it has given me a confidence in my mind. When I go out running I set little goals as to how far I want to run without stopping... pass the water thingy, to the bench, to the tunnel, the full mile. Each benchmark I hit, broke that nagging I can't in my mind. I realized that the reason why I can't reach that itty bitty achievable goal is because I said I can't. Small as it may be, it feels like a huge accomplishment when my entire lower half burns, my breathing is out of sync, my lungs are screaming for a break but I keep on pushing until I reach that mini goal I set.
When it comes to putting things together, the hubby is always the one using the power drill because I have told myself I can't, I don't know how. That pesky I can't has weaseled it's way into another area of my life. This week I said I can and I am going to build something. I really wanted to make Cindy a book display, I had a plan in my mind and I set out to make it happen. Through the process [just like the process of getting fit for life] I learned a lot. Not only to use the drill and the saw but also how things get put together.
My first attempt was a bust. It was small and wobbly. Sort of like that first time I went out on the track. I couldn't even run an entire lap. But I set small goals that I know my body could reach, pushed myself and kept going.
And just like with running, I didn't stop with that small wobbly book display. I used what I learned and built another one and though it isn't aesthetically beautiful, it is solid and gets the job done.
As for me, it doesn't end here though because I want excercise to be apart of my life. So do want to join me? This coming month, my goal is to not only run a full mile a week but to do it pushing my Boo Bear without stopping.