Sunday, January 4, 2015
Obstacles don't have to slow you down!
Seriously? Pain? I am finally feeling ready and focused on pumping the energy up with my first workout and I am in pain. I have GOUT. The top of my foot. Forget the treadmill, I can't even stand.
Did I let this stop me from working out?
Did I let this stop me from pushing on with my day?
I took medicine and waited for relief. As soon as I felt that I could walk, I made it to the steps. Knowing that there was no way I could walk down the steps...I got on my butt and scootched all of the way down. This included the two landings as well.
When I got to the bottom, I collected my energy, my positivity, my focus...and I got up. I hobbled to the kitchen and made myself some tea. I had three cups before I was able to stand long enough to make myself some breakfast. I felt a little better each hour.
Now, almost 12 hours later, I am still in a bit of pain and cannot walk as well as I want to. Steps are still painful. I was NOT able to exercise today. BUT... I got work done. I was alive. I had energy!
From the many things I do in life, such as being a teacher, and so forth, I have learned to be flexible. I can make changes and still achieve my goals. So my real goal was to increase my energy...and that is exactly what I did today.
Did I work out?
Did I move towards energy?
I have taken one more step! (albeit in pain today)