Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Today is day 3 of my spark login streak. Yippee! I'm on my way!
This morning I got up and got on the treadmill. After one mile I started feeling a little tired. I noticed that I was slapping the treadmill with my left foot which I normally find myself doing at the end of my walk. After the one mile mark I really wanted to quit. I stopped and stretched.
Onward to mile 2. Phew, sweat, slapping foot, I don't wanna.... Yes Barb, you wanna. You have goals, remember? OK, I will, but I don't want to.
Halfway through - I REALLY don't want to. I am whipped. My knee hurts. It feels stiff and the pain is starting to move down my leg a bit. Barb, you are not a quitter. Keep going. Finish the 2 miles. You are ALMOST there!!! Plod, plod, plod. Yippee, I made it!
OK, one more mile. WHAT? Wait, you said two, not three. But I know you have three in you. You can do this. Quit listening to those silly gremlins in your head who say you can't. You got this! Come on, take it a quarter mile at a time....
Repeat to self: I am able. I AM ABLE!
I am motivated. I AM MOTIVATED!
I am persistent. I AM PERSISTENT!
I am strong. I AM STRONG!
I am a warrior. I AM A WARRIOR!
I am relentless. I AM RELENTLESS!
I am brave. I AM BRAVE!
I am fierce. I AM FIERCE!
I will reach my goal. I WILL REACH MY GOAL!
Nothing will stand in my way. NOTHING!!!
I am a conqueror! I AM A CONQUEROR!
Well, I chanted those phrases over and over and over. Before you knew it that third mile was done! Before you know it I was believing those words! Phew! I am brave! I am strong! I am on my way to reaching that goal!
Move over cupcake, I have places to go!!! I am FIERCE!!!!!