"don't let what you cannot do interrupt what you CAN do"
This was written in the front of the aerobics room on the mirrored wall tonight at Zumba. I really liked it. I feel like I really lived by this throughout my back injury. I did what I could instead of focusing on what I couldn't do. For that reason I found myself taking the last step back to normal tonight when I walked into Zumba.
I've been going to Zumba since September. When I fell in January I had to stop going and it was my last thing to add back in to be back to my normal routine.
I was scared to go back if I'm honest about it. Zumba is a tough cardio workout! I was mortified that I'd be just huffin and puffin. I thought they might have to peel me up off the floor. But you know what?..... I felt more in shape for this Zumba class than ever before. Running and working out with Chad had me MORE than ready to get back to Zumba. It felt GREAT!!!
I was worried that all of the twisting motions would activate my symptoms and I wouldn't make it through the whole hour (I have to stop when my symptoms get activated) but we went an hour and 5 minutes and I had NO symptoms!!!! So, WooHoo!
We Salsad (is that a word) to Billy Jean tonight! How fun is THAT!?!
I was just so excited! I stayed after and told the instructor how glad I was to be back in her class. I shared with her and another lady that I see everytime I'm at the gym that Zumba tonight was my last step back to normal. They high fived me and I continued my discussion with the Zumba instructor about running.
She is running a full marathon in June.
As I mentioned, I went to watch Jason and Jamie run the half in Nashville last weekend. I watched them in the full last year. Quite frankly I'm tired of watching. That doesn't mean I'm staying home next year it means I'm going to be running!
I tried training for it once before when I lived in TN, but I trained too fast for my Fibro and had a major flare up. It kinda scared me off.
My Zumba instructor (who is also a trainer) suggested to me a training program that can be found free online, www.halhigdon.com, she said it was an 18 week program and that I should try doing each week twice to keep from going too fast again. She also suggested training for the half in Bowling Green in march because it is a flat course where Nashville is hilly. Then do the Country Music half in April.
So, here goes....
Step 1 - tell my brother and sister so they can get excited
Step 2 - talk to Chad tomorrow and show him the Hal Higdon plan and get his input as my trainer
Step 3 - get to it
Step 4 - BELIEVE!!!
"If you can dream it you can do it"
- Walt Disney
One last thing.... I have a friend who started a weight loss blog/ journey this week. I read it today and it inspired me all over again to keep on keepin on! Go Stephen!!! You got this. Brandon and I are rooting for you and are proud of you!
Weigh in TOMORROW!!!