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This isn’t going to be easy

Great things never come from comfort zones

By Kimmiekins4Published 2 years ago 3 min read
This isn’t going to be easy
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"The pain you feel today, will be the strength you feel tomorrow."

Day 2-5:

December 6th 2021

So if you saw my last post "The Beginning of My New Fitness Journey" than you'll know I've decided to blog my process. I figure it would be something good for me to look back on, and I also hope that it will reach at least on person and help them too. Everyones journey looks different, but I think we all face some of the same struggles no matter what path we are on.

Day 2 was supposed to be a 10 minute dance workout, but since I am not great at dancing I choose to do a 15 minute cardio video from MadFit instead. I almost got through the entire video, I was gasping for air but it still did it! I was sore from leg day so it proved to be a challenge for this workout. I am proud that I made it through regardless, but then I took this weekend off.

I normally wouldn't feel guilty for doing that especially if I had worked out all week. Since I just began working out though, I can already tell working out today will be tough. As the day progresses, I find myself coming up with any excuse I can to not do a workout today. On my break I decided to go to my apartment gym and hop on the elliptical. Just doing that made me feel better as work has really been trying my patience lately.

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"A little progress each day adds up to big results."

**After Work**

For the workout today it was a full body strength, and after the day I had I really didn't want to do anything other than zone out. But I did it anyway and that is a huge step for me!

Some other positives I wanted to point out is I can tell that my endurance is going up slowly. I can make it through at least most of a warm up without wanting to quit all together. I am able to last a few more reps in a set before I have to take a break. I have also gotten my plank back up to over one minute so that is exciting. Also I have almost drank half a gallon of water today, may not sound like much but I used to drink at least a gallon a day. Now I couldn't tell you what my water consumption is. I don't know about other people, but I can tell pretty quickly when I haven't had enough water.

A new thing I am experiencing that I am not used to is pain, just due to little movement over months, plus weight gain. I continue to try and push through it, but I must admit it discourages me at times. I know it won't last forever, and I can get through it.

I noticed that I love how I feel just after I am done walking/jogging on the elliptical. This is also new for me, because cardio is my nemesis. The only cardio I usually can tolerate is the rowing machine. I am hoping I will grow to tolerate cardio a little bit more, so on days I am not wanting to do a full workout I have something else I enjoy.

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"It hurts now but one day it will be your warm up."

All in all I am feeling good about my progress, I find I am becoming less frustrated and allowing my body to do what it can. I have found that since I stopped trying workouts I used to do and applying ones I can do has helped. I know that seems logical but I was trying to modify my old workouts, and I am just not at that level yet.

I will update my progress later this week, if you're on a fitness journey just remember you got this!


About the Creator


I am a very creative person. I love reading, writing, listening to music, watching movies and shows. Writing has always been a way for me to express my feelings and thoughts. I'm excited to write some of my stories here on Vocal.

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