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 shape…that was awesome to hear.
So, I got to 12 minutes…definitely noticed a little more challenge…then 17 came sooner than expected. That meant I met my personal best…the 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 minutes…which 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 backwards…not I got to get to 22:00, I counted, I am on the 4 minute zone, Whew! I am entering the 3 minute mark…and then…it 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 mind’s eye.
Yes, it takes mind over body…even when it is telling you its done…the body can do more, it can go until it feels like it is going to give out…when 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 time…not 1 hour, that is not in a near horizon yet…it’s 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 today…simply because of a goal and a vision that kept me focused to finish the task before me.
I no longer live to eat delicious foods…I eat to live a delicious life!