Sunday, 7 February 2016
You have no idea how true this is! I workout alone. I run alone. All the time. You have nobody counting on your to show up, no friends around you to motivate you, nobody to keep you going. Just you. You have to motivate yourself. You have to keep yourself going. It is all on you!
Why am I doing it all alone?
Running - well... its my own fault, I fell off the wagon. I was running with a great group at the running room on Sunday mornings, and I stopped going. Yep, just stopped going. I'd like to blame it on the cold weather, but we have had a pretty good winter for Alberta. I committed 2016 to myself. Running is important to me and I had to start the training. I knew I could not jump back in with the group, so I am toughing it out solo. I will give myself a pat on the back for getting out there on Sunday mornings. I have built myself up to 14km (alone).
Crossfit - this one isn't so much my fault. Working full time, and being a single parent to a 4-year old, doesn't allow for much free time to go to the gym. I could take her to the gym with me, but I get 2 hours a night with my girl, I don't want to drag her to the gym. It is also a crazy amount of work to plan for her and I to be at the gym after work! Currently my mom is here with me, so I could make it to my regular 6am class, right? I could; however, Crossfit is not a cheap sport. We live on a pretty tight budget, and I am trying to get us ahead of the game. It is easier on so many levels to make small investments in my garage gym, when I have a little extra. With some help from all of the amazing people in my life, I have a pretty sweet set up too!
It's pretty lonely working out by yourself all the time. Nobody to cheer you on, nobody to get you through that last rep, nobody to give you a pat on the back when you are done. Some days it just outright sucks. It takes a lot to get myself out of bed and in my garage at 5:30am every morning. Its cold, its dark, and it is so early, but I do it. Every morning. I workout in the garage 4 mornings a week, and do a long run on Sundays.
I love to workout. I love to run. I love crossfit. I love the way I feel after I finish a workout. And lets be honest, I want to be in shape, I want to set a good example for my daughter. I cannot give all of this up just because we hit a little bump in this road called life.
Just remember friends. You can do this. Tell yourself this every morning. If your having a bad day, find a friend to tell you that you can do this. You are stronger than you think!
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Take care, and never forget.... YOU CAN DO THIS!