Monday Motivation – I Did It!

Good morning!  We had a very full, but nice, weekend.  This morning I allowed myself to sleep in a little and it felt good.  Of course, then I was lazy and didn’t want to workout after doing my devotions.  
But…I did, and I’m so glad, because during this morning I motivated myself with “THIS is why I keep exercising!!”
I’m on workouts 5 and 6 of the 12 included in the Body Revloution series by Jillian Michaels.  The instructions are to do these twice weekly for two weeks.  I extended this set an extra week because I haven’t completed a full week of these workouts in the last two weeks.  
Well, in workout 5 there is this move I haven’t been able to do so far.  It’s like a pushup off your side using  one arm.  Let’s just say when I first saw her do it I was like, “WHAT?!?!?”  Then I thought, “Just try it, Leah.” and I…well, I couldn’t lift myself up off the ground.  
I was wondering how the heck I could modify it and finally figured out to start at the top and lower myself down (like in push-ups).  So, that’s what I would do. 
Well, today I am proud to say I was able to do the move correctly on both sides.  I was so happy I asked my son to take pictures to show you.  (hhmm…I’m checking my form out now too..LOL)
In fact, I asked him to take another picture of a move that I would never have dreamed close to possible 60 pounds ago.  A single leg squat with an arm raise (after you come to standing up straight again.) 
This reminds me of a text a good friend sent me last Thursday night.  She said something like, “Isn’t it neat to see how far you’ve come in your exercise?”  We chatted for a few minutes about how we were both dying when we started exercising and can now do so much more.  Feeling all weepy like I was last week, I was so encouraged by that text.  
Yes, I have come far.  I don’t always feel like exercising, and sometimes I have to modify the moves in the beginning, but with consistency comes progress and that is very motivating!
p.s.  These photos show you where I workout…my living room!  The computer that I play workouts on is directly behind where my son was standing.  A real “in-home gym”.  🙂

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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1 Response to Monday Motivation – I Did It!

  1. C says:

    Love that you are taking pride in the steps of your sucess! I also work out in my living room to tapes on bad weather days. I feel bad for my downstairs neighbors with all my jumping but its only for an hour:)You are right that first move looks so hard!


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