The past couple weeks had me remembering that this “no running” experiment is as much a mental game as it is physical. While physically, I hope to achieve a higher level of fitness by trying different workouts and especially by PICKING UP THOSE WEIGHTS…mentally I was to try to allow myself a bit more leeway if I couldn’t get a workout in. Let’s say that part is going to be much harder to master.
It was about 2 weeks ago that my son came down with strep, and since he would be home from school I wasn’t going to be able to get my swims in. As Sam got better my husband got sick, meaning I needed to weave in my weekend P90X time around Sam’s double hockey schedule and somehow, SOMEHOW get my 2+ hour swim in or else I might I kick down a wall. It’s this mental anguish when things don’t go according to plan that I need to resolve.
This past weekend I put myself to a little test. For an early birthday gift my folks paid for me to go visit them in Florida along with my sister for a “girls weekend”. I knew that with my father around, there would be no shortage of workout opportunities, but I also knew if I missed out on some good thrift-store shopping I’d be more upset! In the layout of the condo there was no room for the P90X workouts so I’d have to skip a couple days of the program. I made a deal with myself that this was allowed if I repeated the week & managed to get a long swim on Thursday before I left. (The main punishment here being a repeat of that damn plyometrics routine.)
I’m happy to report that I made it through the weekend with few leisurely walks and only a 20 minute swim without steam escaping from my ears. It was all very worth it too, considering the great finds at those stores! Who can argue with a $12 Lily Pulitzer dress?