A little harder, a little further

As the timer showed 45 mins, I was disappointed. Quite unusual for me because I usually look forward to stepping off the treadmill and getting on with the rest of the day. Today was a little out of usual. This new year I have begun with renewed resolve to make walking a part of my daily routine. So, from the beginning of this year I have been testing myself in slow subtle ways. Like walking at 3.1 miles instead of the 3.0 miles I usually walk on. Or upping the incline to 1.5 instead of 1.0 I tried the day before. Slow sure steps.

Over the past week I have realized any more than 3.1 I no longer feel comfortable with the speed. (No snickering please ๐Ÿ™‚ ) So instead I have been toying with the incline. As I touched the 3.0 miles and 3.0 incline today I was hoping to see the calorimeter touch the magic figure of 300 in the 45 mins I am on it. It almost was as the timer touched 45. I pushed on knowing I was going to be a tad late for everything else I had planned today. But the sense of victory was enormous.

I have been thinking ever since. Is this not what really pushes us? The force from within. It does not matter how much my doctor says or my friend says. It is how much I want to. If I want to lose weight I can. If I want to quit smoking I can. If I want to do my Masters, I can. Its all in the “I“.

No matter how many books we read or how many people share their experiences, it is when “I” realize it, that it feels like the beginning of a new day. A new dawn.

5 comments

  1. “No matter how many books we read or how many people share their experiences, it is when ‘I’ realize it that it feels like the beginning of a new day. A new dawn.”

    I couldn’t agree more with this sentiment. Thanks for sharing your perspective!

  2. That is just awesome. Great going! Keep at itand you will do better in another 15 days. Then again you will improve…and you will be at a great place in a year…Keep going….Am so proud of what you are doing. Change happens only when ‘We’ realize it.

  3. @GoGo: Thanks for stopping by! I stopped by uour blog earlier today and could so relate to what you write. I am in a similar situation myself. I read your bit about the mental image you had of yourself and immediately knew what you were talking of. I feel exactly the same way!

    @Arch: I hope next year definitely sees me 30 lb lighter ๐Ÿ™‚ Lets see!

  4. I’m glad you stopped by my site, Laksh! Keeping my blog has been helping me quite a bit as I try to figure out how to reach a healthier weight without driving myself insane ;).

  5. @Gogo: Added you to my blogroll as I can see I will be a frequent visitor there. I just caught up on your posts. I can relate to a lot of what you say. This year I hope to do what you are aiming to do. Tailor a plan that works for me – my way.

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