The penny is dropping
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I went to my Doctor yesterday to get an 'all clear' to start jogging again. I was given the 'all clear' with a very stern warning: you must keep on strength training. If you want to keep jogging, you must balance it with the strength training or this ITB will re-occur.
........and slowly the realization that this new way of doing things needed to be a forever thing began to hit me.......
I did my first 35 minute jog today and it was wonderful, no knee pain and that same feeling of strength which I am thoroughly enjoying in everything I do, and now I'm beginning to see that to keep doing what I enjoy I will need to keep up with the strength training too. I'm not sure what I was thinking before the doctor spoke to me. I guess I was thinking of letting it slip as I increased my jogging time. There's nothing quite like the sternness in a doctor's voice to wake a person up!!
It's the same with the new diet. I think that part of me is thinking that once I reach my goal I can begin to let things slide a little bit. Maybe by not tracking my food as much or eating more of the junk food than I have been. But, realistically, if I do that I will be in the same position in another five years. I've noticed that all the people who are maintaining weight, or very near to it, still have health projects on the go - more exercise, more muscular, more veggies - they still see themselves as being on a programme. Maybe that's the secret of success here.