Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Stamina

I have a little confession:

I joined the gym with my friends Susie and Donna. One of the first times I worked out, Susie and I went together. Ya'll, she's amazing. She's tiny and petite and could work that elliptical machine like nothing I'd ever seen. I was a tad bit envious. Actually, I was very envious. I had lots of self-defeating talk going on in my head. She's super encouraging and told me that I'd get better. Here's the confession: I didn't believe her. I thought I'd always walk at 3.3 mph and feel like my lungs were going to explode.

Today something happened. Today, I walked 3 miles in 50 minutes. Almost the entire time, I walked at 3.7 mph. I did have to keep the motivation up by saying to myself, "Only 5 minutes, then you can back it down to 3.5." But I never had to slow it down. I was DETERMINED to walk 3 miles today to prove to myself that I could do it. AND I DID. AND MY LUNGS DID NOT EXPLODE. My face was purple and my clothes were soaking wet with sweat, but I did it. Then I did some leg weights. I hope I can walk tomorrow.

4 comments:

Kyla said...

I hope you're walking today! *lol*

PS: I've tagged you for a meme. :)

Melody is Slurping Life said...

YAY!!! Keep going, Natalie. Remember, I told you it would get easier and that soon you'd be progressing.

Uh, how are your legs feeling?

christinator said...

You go girl! That is AWESOME, you should be very proud of yourself!

Laura McIntyre said...

Thats great, hope your getting to walk again