Friday, January 29, 2016

A Small Milestone But a Big Step

I had to come here and brag. Seriously. I did something today that I haven't done in about a year. When I was working out hard and heavy BC (Before Cabaret, when rehearsals were every night and I didn't have the time and just fell out of the habit). What did I do, you ask?

I ran down a flight of steps.

I know, that doesn't sound like much but to me, that is huge.With my bad knees and no stamina, walking down a flight of steps was hard enough. Run? No. The pain was too much. I leaned on the rail to make it down, one painful step at a time. And felt my knees trying to bend backwards, my hips in mortal agony.

But I've been on the bike hard and heavy for the last three weeks. I've started more aerobic exercises along with my core exercises. Walking fast and more. Working on the muscle tone again. And I had a hand on the stair rail just to keep my balance and I ran down the steps. No pain and only a little stiff.

No, I'm not up to running on the street yet. But I ran down those steps, pretty as you please. I am so elated; you can't possibly know the joy I feel right now. And then came home and did my workout, even upped the resistance on the stationary bike two notches.

I'm going to go enjoy my victories now. And trust me when I tell you, that just gave me much more incentive to keep going. Keep adding more resistance and more reps. This time next year, I want to be at least eighty pounds down. I know I can do it now!

Do you have any fitness goals? How's your progress?
 

6 comments:

  1. That is inspiring Jesse! I know how amazing that accomplishment is! You go girl! (Pat Ellson - your blog doesn't know me....)

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  2. P.S. I LOVE the name of your blog! Fabulous!

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