Tonight I ran for 10 minutes on the treadmill. Now, they weren’t 10 continuous minutes, but it was 10 minutes nonetheless.
10 months ago, I couldn’t have walked 10 minutes continuously without getting winded.
In 10 days, I turn 41.
When I turned 40, I couldn’t run at all.
In fact, there were a lot of things I couldn’t do when I turned 40 that I can do now. Running is one of them.
I plan to spend the next 10 days reflecting on 40, and looking ahead to 41. I’m actually looking forward to this birthday for a change.
I’m heading into 41 with clear health-related goals in sight. I am healthier than I have ever been as an adult. I am smaller, more stylish, more polished, and more self-assured. I am more mindful, introspective, and attentive to my own needs. I am slowly learning that I am important to me.
The past year has been nothing short of incredible. It has been transformative on multiple levels to say the least. I feel like I have only started to uncover the me that’s been trapped in the fat blanket that’s surrounded me my whole life. I feel like this next year will be full of continued growth, soul searching, and change. I only hope that these things bring me benefits I can reap the rest of my life.
Today was a high carb day since I worked out. I do tend to eat more carbs on workout days so I don’t feel bad about eating them. I got in 80 grams of protein, 86 carbs and 41 grams of fat. Calories eaten were 1019. I drank well over a gallon of water today (18 cups). Today’s workout was 20 minutes on the bike (3.45 miles) and 23 minutes on the treadmill (1.08 miles).
Congrats on the 10 minutes running …. it’s a big “step” in the right direction!
Thanks! It felt great to be able to do it. I’m looking forward to when I can finally make it for 10 continuous minutes. 🙂
You sure work hard at this, it is very impressive, a great role model for me.