May 10, 2017

Every Win Counts


If you follow my blog, you know I have been struggling with a few health issues related to my autoimmune disease and chronic migraines. These health struggles have, among other things, really set me back physically especially in regards to my athletic performance. I identify myself as a runner. I enjoy running and I used to be pretty fast. Lately, I haven't been able to even hold a slow jog for longer than 5 minutes at a time due to my health issues. Although I know this is the reason, it still is disheartening to watch my times continue to climb and my distances to continually drop. Honestly, it's been talking quite the toll on my self confidence.

But today, this very morning, I finally did something athletically that made my confidence soar and restored some faith in myself that I had lost. I did 40 full pushups on my toes in my lifting class' 30 second pushup test!

I used to be in the Air Force and I trained and practiced really hard to be able to achieve the max pushup score on the Physical Fitness Test, which at that time was 42 pushups. So I would do 100 pushups every day. I still do pushups regularly, but I haven't maintained the 100 daily pushup routine. With this pushup achievement today, I realized that, although my performance has declined in other fitness areas, I still can kill it with pushups! And that makes me feel so much better about myself!

So here's to celebrating the little wins, no matter what they may be!

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