Live / Healthy / Strong Continued…

I’m getting back into the swing of things. And by things I mean exercising again. It’s been a long few months since this girl got her workout on. Ever since I severely sprained my ankle in that surfing accident (read about it here), I haven’t been able to get back to my fitness regimen. I’ve actually tried a few times, but I always ended up with a sore ankle. So, basically this is what my workouts looked like.

Now, if it wasn’t for my amazing friend Nicole encouraging me to get back at it. Who knows how long it would’ve taken me? I feel like I have had nothing but excuses for not working out. Even on the day we were supposed to go walking for the first time, I thought I could convince her to not go. Ha Ha Ha…It was too hot and humid. Oh and I was scared my ankle would start hurting.

But, she wouldn’t have it. No matter what I said, we were going to go on our hour long walk. In case you’re wondering, she’s a very good friend you guys! As we made our way to our usual spot, I suddenly remembered the steep inclines I was going to encounter. I was not looking forward to it. But, with my friend by my side, I huffed and puffed my way through it. And I don’t regret it one bit. I felt amazing afterwards—physically and mentally. I really missed it! Before you start assuming why I work out, you can read about that here and here.

Starting to work out after a long absence isn’t always the easiest thing to do. In fact, it can be really hard. But, taking the first step will always be the most rewarding. Whether you do it with a friend or you take on the challenge by yourself. Do what you’re comfortable doing and work your way up. I don’t think we give ourselves and our bodies the credit it deserves. You’re a lot stronger than you believe you are.

Did you recently start or restart a new workout? What are you doing?

Disclosure: I’m not a medical professional. If you are looking to lose weight, eat better, or change your lifestyle—please seek the attention of a physician for advice.

  • I hadn’t worked out in over a week and when I got back on the elliptical, oh did I feel it! I started out again yesterday by doing 30 minutes with some crunches after. I figured I’d start off slow and steadily work up to an hour. If jump right back in full force I know I’ll just put it off again or quit because I feel so sore the next day. I feel great actually. It helped me release some negative energy and made my body feel good by being active.


      LOL! Oh yeah I feel it too @chica_rosita:disqus! Good for you!! Let’s motivate each other 🙂

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