I think I’ve been doing fairly well the last few months. No serious breakdowns, even despite being injured and having to cut back on training…YET AGAIN! I think I’m overdue, but I’m trying very hard this time to stay positive. If you follow me on any of my social media outlets you might notice that I tend to post motivational and training related items for the most part. This is to keep myself focused. I learned a long time ago that you get out of life what you put into it. If your constantly putting out negativity, you will receive negativity. If you stay positive, positivity will find you.
And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho
Balancing life and work can be difficult for anyone, but when you factor in a 7 day work week AND training, well, things just get down right nuts. Honestly though, the benefits of my training far outweigh the stress. It’s the only release I have sometimes.
|Reminds me of medieval times!|
|As you can see, nothing about this thing is comfortable.|
Doesn’t it look awsome?! I don’t care how frightening it looks, it’s been working and my pain has subsided during daily activity. I still haven’t been allowed to run but the Dr is hopeful we can try soon. Just waiting on an orthotic insert for my shoes.
Thankfully I’m also an aspiring triathlete so I’ve been using this time to focus on my swim and bike training. My brother-in-law and I attended my first spin class last week. Fell in LOVE! Let me just first say that I ride my bike indoors at home on the trainer but the bikes they have for spin class….AH-MAZING!!! There was such a difference. I’m seriously considering purchasing one for the house. For now, I’ll just have to stick to using the gym bikes, I don’t want my husband to kill me for spending the money. When we left this spin class I was literally drenched in sweat and my face was beet red, but I had a smile from ear to ear. I’m officially a convert!
|His face though! He said he was just tired|
|I picked this sparkly gem up at: www.swimoutlet.com|
|I call this the gym selfie workout. Targets the biceps and facial muscles 🙂|