Faint, puke or die

Hey all,
Thanks for the kind comments on my last post, making myself a priority was a looonnng time in coming. It's harder than three paragraphs, that's for sure. just know that I get that it's easier said than done, but that it can be done. That said, I am really starting to hear jillian michaels voice when I am doing my workouts. It's kind of cool, because it's almost like I have my own personal trainer. Today, I did my three mile walk. As anyone knows, when your doing a long walk or exercise routine, it is really easy to drift in your mind and slow up. I had pushed myself for the first mile and a half (it has a slight upgrade the whole way) and I was coming back down when I saw someone coming in the distance. She had all the gear on, walking shoes, t shirt and jog shorts....and she was holding something to her ear, I thought, maybe it's a radio? But no, it was a CELL PHONE. While on this long walk, she chose to call someone. In my head, I heard JIllian say "she's always phoning it in'. "It's always half *ssed, no intensity...giggling..he he...it's just so tiring." I then realized that my pace had slowed coming back down the hill. In fact, while I had been getting mildly sweaty in each workout, there was no real burn involved. There was no intensity to what I was doing. I was, in essence, putting in my time. Suddenly, I wanted to get ugly sweaty. I wanted to make it count. IF I am going to do a one hour workout, one hour of my life, I want to make it count for something. So I pushed. When I thought I couldn't keep up the pace, there was jillians voice saying..unless you faint, puke or die, keep walking. So I did. I did my three miles in 51 minutes. Now that's nothing to some of you but it had been a full hour for the last month. That was nine minutes off my time, simply because I refused to phone it in. What else can I do If I set out to do my absolute best daily. WHO KNOWS, I've never done it. Don't get me wrong, I give at least 80 percent. But I think Jill is right. Life is short, we should have passion, we should live each minute intensely. Squeeze each minute out of the day. There is no rewind, no do overs, no second chances. Do it now.
I hope all of you are doing great and had one heck of a day!
(oh and this song is what is stuck in my head while walking, while I don't like all the lyrics it has a great beat and you can dance to it?)


Hanlie said...

Wow! You are inspiring! I'm on my way out the door for a walk!

Patty said...

I am actually considering doing a morning walk becasue of you, my sister, and a few others. I might even have to get an ipod so I can listen to this song. I kind of like it too!!

"I'm so 2008. You're so 2000 and late." ;-)

Fat[free]Me said...

Wow - well done you!

Lorie said...

There si something about that Jillian. I do the shred and I never stop. I feel like I'm dying but she somehow pushed me through. Keep up the good work!! Thanks for the inspiration!!