Today I walked into the gym with limited time and the vision of jogging 20 minutes without interruption.
So, I warmed up, started on my jog and kept my goal in mind.
Got to the 7 minutes mark (which would mean I walked for 2 minutes and jogged for 5). The goal was to get to 22:00 on that display.
I usually listen to inspirational CDs as I exercise, they keep me pumped and not willing to give up when it gets tough.
Today was no different. I was listening to the importance of having a dream, to get the guts to go for it and be able to tell your story.
Well, at 45, a lot overweight and getting in shapethat was awesome to hear.
So, I got to 12 minutesdefinitely noticed a little more challengethen 17 came sooner than expected. That meant I met my personal bestthe thought crossed my mind that I should call it good. Time was short and I should just do the 15.
Then my thinking changed! I walked in with a vision of 20 minuteswhich would mean 22:00 had to be on the display and then 5 more minutes for cool down.
By the time I was done with the argument in my head, I was at 18:30 minutes. I felt it in my legs, my lungs and my gut. I was jogging and keeping my stomach tight. That is work, let me tell you! ????
Then I started counting backwardsnot I got to get to 22:00, I counted, I am on the 4 minute zone, Whew! I am entering the 3 minute markand thenit happened, the 22:00 was displayed on the screen!
I did it! My personal best, 20:00 minutes jogging without resting, without slowing down and with the vision in my minds eye.
Yes, it takes mind over bodyeven when it is telling you its donethe body can do more, it can go until it feels like it is going to give outwhen I made up my mind to continue, my body had no other choice, it had to continue putting one foot after the other. I just got to stick with the vision and move on, one step at a time, one minute after the other.
Setting sensible goals clears the obstacles and empowers the person pursuing them.
If the last time I was on the treadmill I did 15, it makes sense to go for 20 next timenot 1 hour, that is not in a near horizon yetits on its way. Five minutes increments will get me there. My mind will take my body to the next level if I let it. that is exactly what I am doing. One day at a time, progress is constant!
The brain can accomplish amazing things!
Are you letting your brain work all it is capable of working in your behalf?
Stop limiting your mind by believing your self imposed limitations.
My Personal Best was achieved todaysimply because of a goal and a vision that kept me focused to finish the task before me.
I no longer live to eat delicious foodsI eat to live a delicious life!