I really need to hold onto this quote and take it seriously. This person was a complete and utter jerk to me earlier in the week harassing me when I'm trying to work out because they wanted to know how much I weighed (WTF?). First off- that's just screwed up. Second off- This is my happy place, where I come to de-stress and feed my soul. Yeah, yeah, sounds cheezy, but it's true. When I am having a really bad day I go to a couple different things to find some peace- horseback riding and exercise. Those are the things I think about to get me through the tough times. So don't mess with my whoooosa!
But in listening to this quote - I need to take better control of my own happiness. But, it doesn't hurt though to have great people to help keep me calm and happy, just saying....
But those difficult feelings of insecurity can help me as well....I started out with a gentle warmup walk on the treadmill but within 30 seconds I thought again of this jerk and suddenly got spurred on by my anger....and I turned a 5 minute warmup walk into 15 minutes of "nearly falling off the treadmill, sweat dripping off my face and every surface" type workout. Ever since reading about the benefits of a 15% incline workout, I've enjoyed interjecting them into my workouts when I am feeling like being on the treadmill. Emily had me working on high incline before, so this is nothing new, but reading about it recently reminded me of how much they kicked my butt!
In case you have never tried getting the incline up higher, I recommend it, especially if you want a good workout for your glutes and legs! A few suggestions from my perspective....
- Build up to having the speed at the fastest walk you can manage before needing to jog. Then when you feel like you can push higher, step up the speed so you can jog. I did 30 second intervals of fast walking and jogging today. I managed to get through it and A- not fall off the treadmill, B- not hold on, C- still have a smile on my face.
- Work up to(or start off) not holding onto the treadmill. Sometimes it will feel like holding on is your life line, but you CAN do this- I don't hold on ever, including at 15% incline. Just think, when you are walking up a hill outside do you hold on? Duhhh of course not, there is nothing to hold onto! Every time I think about wanting to hold on, Dolvette in all of his BL hotness busts into my thoughts with this: GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY TREADMILL!!!!
|Mmmmmm Bob and Dolvette. Obviously the real reason I watch BL. You can bust into my thoughts any day.|
Dolvette has such a beautiful smile so here ya go....enjoy ladies!
|If you thought for a second I would give you a picture of him with a shirt on, you were obviously delusional.|
Just remember: The only person that can make you feel bad about yourself is yourself. Remember to love yourself!