Every few weeks or so, my high school coach would plan cardio days. We'd go on a longish run and then come back and do agility drills followed by strength training. I hated those days. And I only managed to put enough effort into it to make it through. A typical cardio day looked like this:
- run an ungodly distance (I always thought it was 3 miles or so. I just mapquested it. It's 1.25 miles.)
- Finish the first half of the run at McDonald's.
- Stop and order a "snack"
- Run/walk/shuffle back
- Strength training
But that's not my point. What I am really trying to say is don't doubt that you can change. That you can reach your goals. It doesn't happen overnight and small changes add up. If you asked 18 year old TMB if she thought that one day she would be a vegetarian marathoner with three kids, you would have gotten laughed at. But the little changes and the daily choices transformed who I was and what I thought was important. Those changes and the drive to make them happen have made me a better me.
How are you going to make yourself a better you?