I’ve stepped back this week from exercise a little bit, even had to rest from physical therapy because I have had some back pain and have been advised to take it easy. For the most part, I’ve been okay with this, but of course there have been a few times where I’ve beat myself up too. I’ve been a bit anxious too over some stuff, so I kind of hit a wall this morning overwhelming myself with some of the commitments I have made recently. But, a few days and it will all be behind me. One thing at a time. 

This week I have been concentrating on replacing old lies that I tell myself with new truths, and connecting it to scripture. I have 4 of these new truths that I am seeking to engrain in my head.  I’ve also been reading a spiritually based book on negative self-talk.  Some hard stuff to swallow. 

I’m taking this afternoon to rest and reflect, and for some reason I have gotten it my head to make a “fitness bucket list”–all the things that I want to achieve for my body. So, here goes:

  • Walk a 5K
  • Walk a 10K
  • Run a 5K
  • Run a 10K
  • Run a half marathon 
  • Complete a yoga class without modifying any of the poses
  • Do 10 pull-ups (mind you, I have never had any semblance of arm strength)
  • Defeat the stairmaster 
  • Learn how to do a handstand and a cartwheel 

There’s no timeline on any of these, except the first one, my goal on that is the Color Your Sole 5K on September 12.  It’s just kind of fun to think about the things that I want to achieve with a healthy body. I don’t think any of these things are out of the realm of possibility. Just what’s on my mind today…

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