My workout routine has been a little off recently, with school and work piling up. And the days that I have gotten a workout in, I have greatly avoided the one and only- cardio.
But tonight, I decided to look that demon in the eyes when I was deciding on a warmup. So I ran a mile.
To many, a mile is measly. But looking back at where I started a year ago, running a mile without taking a breather shows how far I’ve come. I used to be proud of myself for making it to .5 miles with my heart pounding, nearly falling to the floor.
It’s okay to take a few steps back. We’ve all been there, but confidence at the gym is so important and fundamental to success. Though I haven’t been taking the gym and dieting as seriously as I should have for the last few weeks, that 1 mile reminder tonight was the push I needed to kickstart what I’ve been wanting to do for so long. Don’t punish yourself over what you could have done- celebrate where you have gotten so far.