My feet hurt, by arms and legs are sore, and stretching my body is a heavenly feeling these days. What have I gotten myself into?
Let’s back this story up a few years back to when I was fresh out of my freshman year of college. I decided to join the Coast Guard. Bootcamp was a terrifying thought. I was never a runner, had practically no upper body strength…I was out of shape. So what I did was train my butt off for it. It helped. Bootcamp helped even more. I saw abs by the end of those 8 grueling weeks!
Fast forward to 2 years ago, around this time. I remember my mom taking pictures of us in the pool at a hotel we stayed at. Looking back, I was in pretty awesome shape! And quite proud, I might admit.
Today, I want that body back. Why? Because I can finally call it my body. I’m no longer breastfeeding, or planning on getting knocked up (ever). I’m cleared for working out. I claimed my body back. It is all mine.
This 32-year-old body is going to be turned into a well-oiled lean mean training machine. Sounds ridiculous, I’ve been stalking people’s Instagram accounts and having fun with those hashtags. (Don’t mind me) These people have me on some ridiculous second-hand workout high. I’ve got the fever!
I realize I won’t have the body I had back then. Do you want to know why?
I plan on being better than that!
I am ready to make things happen. Fitness is like a drug. I remember watching my body change, gaining muscle, getting stronger. It was encouraging and motivating to push myself a little harder each day, and see that I could go a little heavier, a little longer. It is addicting.
I will never have pushed this hard. Trained this hard. Cried this hard. Motivated myself, and given my all in the gym or wherever I go. It’ll be a struggle, yet one that I won’t regret.
Why am I telling you?
I want my readers to know that I have embarked on one of the most beneficial journeys in my life. I’m all about this journey to a better stronger me. I have not given up on my other loves, (cooking, crafting). They have had their turn on my blog, and you may see those posts here and there. It’s time for a new chapter and I’d love it if you might join me in becoming a better stronger you, or simply by leaving some encouraging words when the going just really sucks over here. 😉
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