Exercise was wonky and lets face it...I'm a food addict. Did I mention that there have been a lot of emotions involved in the last month? Well there was. I barely controlled my eating..there were a few stellar days of eating. There were a few crazy days of eating. There were a lot of borderline days of eating.
I went out riding today. I procrastinated for quite some time this morning. I was reading blogs and playing around on my computer. Finally I pushed my computer aside and said, "no more until you go riding." So I pushed myself out. Oh yeah, my mind was screaming all sorts of excuses at me...but I ignored them! I not only went for a ride....I pushed myself for an extra few
Today as I was slogging up the biggest hill I encountered a motorcycle with two riders came up behind me. I vaguely knew they were there (hello, you can hear them coming). They were out cruising and enjoying the historic views surrounding my town. They slowed down beside me and the woman on the back looked at me and yelled. "This is one hell of a hill, you are doing GREAT!" They both gave me thumbs up and went on their way. I had been riding out of my saddle...which is the most difficult thing for me right now, I don't do it too much and it....well I haven't mastered it...it HURTS and my breathing gets out of whack. SO I was out of my saddle struggling up this hill and their words helped me get to the top. I don't know who they are...but they meant so much to me today (too bad they weren't there a mile or so later when I was struggling up the hill that undid me...haa haa haa) Seriously, those words from a stranger meant sooo much to me.
Early this year when I was spending hours out on the battlefield pushing through the C25K training I frequently say a man. He drove a white truck with West Virginia tags and has a very short fat poodle (seriously, this dog is as wide as she is tall). I was doing intervals so I was walking a lot of the time and got a chance to stop and pet the dog. This man NEVER failed to talk to me. Then I hit the big wall that you hit during that C25K training..that first 20 minute straight run was a rough one. I was doing it and pushing through the last few minutes, determined to finish it no matter what. This man walked by me and said "I've been watching you the last weeks. You are doing it and it makes me proud and happy to watch your transformation". I said thanks and didn't even stop to pet the pup because I HAD to finish that straight run to prove it to myself. I saw him numerous times after that. We always said hi and I always gave his doggy some attention. I need to thank him for his words.......they meant so much. (Unfortunately, after I made the decision to thank him...I've not run into him!)
So compliment people.......encourage people........it has a PROFOUND affect!
PS I WILL conquer that hill very SOON!!