Good morning lovelies! I’ve done it! My first workout of 2018 is in the bag. I was unsure the entire day yesterday if I should go or not but in the end I just thought there’s no harm in going and taking it easy. When I don’t train for days I feel incredibly sluggish, tried and stiff. I also notice a difference in my mood, I feel really down. It just shows what an incredible impact that movement has on your mood and your wellbeing. I feel like half a person. It might sound silly but those of you who train will know what I’m talking about. I also had moments where I realised how easy it would be at this stage when it had gone a couple of days to just not start training again. I didn’t really feel motivated at all. We all have those moments.
I decided to walk down to the gym, it’s a 45 minute walk. Might sound long but I love to put on a podcast to listen to. With a good podcast you don’t even notice how long it is to walk. You just do it!
I got there and it was amazing to see everyone again. It took me to the first day back in school after the holidays. You were so excited to see your friends after being away from each other for so long. I looked at the board and the warm up looked tiring in itself! For once when I said I went easy I can hand on my heart say I took it easy and did not get carried away. I very easily do! I was just grateful to be moving. It was a bit sweaty but I didn’t feel as weak as I thought I would. That’s when it’s easy to put in the extra gear and sort of forget that I’m still recovering from being ill. I’ve learnt now after a couple of years of experience to take it a bit more easy. Woohoo, well done me 😛
Afterwards I felt like a new person. I felt so good. I was worried I would feel dead and tired but no I felt really good. I felt like my old self again. Happy and positive. Loving life once again. Training really does make you a better person. Being ill makes me appreciate the ability to train and feel well a lot more, you sort of take it for granted, your health. Yesterday I was really grateful I was able to train, that my body was able to take me through that workout. I really want to be more aware of this even when I’m well, to be grateful of that I’m able to move and train.
Does this mean my road to Rainhill has officially begun? Sort of, I don’t feel quite well still so I’m just going to focus on getting better for now. On Sunday I get to find out my seeding result and which category I’m competing in. I’m getting a bit nervous about it so I’m trying not think about it too much. Whatever happens happens and it’s based off my abilities and score I scraped together.
Have you done your first workout of 2018?