Sunday, May 17, 2009

Changes

So, I've been working like crazy to make some changes in my routine. And outlook on life.

On Friday, I saw the doctor for the first time since the "no running" diagnosis. He said he was surprised I was handling it so well. (Oh, what he doesn't know...). But really, I'm trying really hard to simply shift my focus. And it's working pretty well, at this point.

I did a little self-inventory; what do I want now, and how do I want to get there. And then I went and started to rearrange things and add things and subtract things to my life to get on that path.

It turns out, one of the main things I want and need right now is to feel physically strong. So I've revamped my routine to work toward that goal. And I'M LOVING IT!! I'm working myself hard, and (for right now, at least) it feels good. It feels right. And I need it.

I think that with the implosion of the knee and being told I was not able to run, it kind of felt like I'd lost control. These were not choices I had made for myself, and would not have made for myself. They were given to me. Obviously I can't control everything (much as I would like to), but I'm starting to feel some sense of control again. I have a plan. I have some goals set. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling optimistic.

It's a nice change.

6 comments:

InTheFastLane said...

Goals are good. And so is feeling good about yourself no matter what activity is getting you there. I hope you continue to feel good.

Bacardi Mama said...

I'm very proud of the way you are handling this whole thing. I know it's been very hard to accept, but you are doing a great job. By the way, your new bike is awesome!! Love you!
p.s. The lasagna was delish.

ShowSomeLovin said...

Way to shift your thinking! Thinking of you as you work to maintain the shift! That's where it gets to be a challenge!

Lyndsay said...

Good for you! What does the new routine look like?

Chocolate Girl said...

Ahhhh... the new routine. I've added some key core and leg components to my yoga practice, increased the frequency of pilates (and I only the the 20 minute quicky version, anyway...), added strength training targeted at my quads (whole legs, really) and abs, biking hills, hiking killer trails, and lots of elliptical. And "walking." That part is growing on me. Now I just can't wait for summer when I don't have to do this stuff at 3:30 am.

mommy boo of two said...

That's great you have a plan; a plan is always good. It helps to put priorities (and non-priorities) in focus and gives you a good starting and ending point.