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The immortal words of James Brown…

“I feel good! I knew that I would!!”

It’s been a bit since I made the conscious decision to stop trying to obtain the approval of someone as far as my workouts are concerned.  I feel so much more relaxed and willing to do the workouts I do. I feel pretty darned good about it.

I’m taking off work for the last part of the week. I managed to get out of bed *early* today.  That’s pretty exciting, especially in light of the fact that I have a bad habit of hitting the snooze button constantly. My alarm goes off at 5:15 and I snooze until 6:00 am usually.  Not a good idea, especially since I’m responsible for two of us getting out the door in the morning.  One of us has to be at her destination at 7:00 am.  I have to be at mine at 7:30.  It’s tight some days, especially when I’m running late because I’ve used many slams of my hand on the snooze button!!

Today I got up at 5:30, put my exercise clothes on and jumped out into the living room. I took over the front room while my kids were still getting up. I used my Beachbody program and worked out. I did a longer  workout than yesterday. It was tough. I found myself laughing in my head as I tried to keep up with Shaun T on the tape. I didn’t stop though! Part of the work out involved “real” push ups.  I can do over 100 push ups at the wall, standing. I’ve modified them to suit my lack of strength with the blessing of my chiropractor, but I do them. Doing the “real” ones on the ground is an accomplishment.  No, I’m not in plank position-they’re still modified but they. Are. Push ups.

How do I feel after this workout and the series of workouts I’ve been doing?  Pretty darned good. I feel like I’m doing something good for me, I’m seeing benefits (ABS!!!) and I’m working harder than I would have been by just sitting on the couch. It’s part of the commitment I made to myself. The other commitment I’ve made is to stop letting the people who refuse to acknowledge me bother me.  They’re in their own worlds. That’s good for them.  I wish them success in all their endeavors.  I’m successful in my own way and damn!  I. Feel. GOOD!!!

 

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