Being overweight for most of life has caused some damage to my body.
Before I changed my lifestyle at 30 years old my joints began to hurt. Going up a flight of stairs was not an easy task.
These were signals my body was sending to my brain that I was about to cross a path of no return.
I felt heavy and uncomfortable. I wasn’t happy.
The first few times I worked out I was uncomfortable but I was happy I was doing it.
I was surprised by how weak I actually was. But I didn’t overly push myself.
Why do you ask?
I knew myself enough to know that if I pushed myself too hard too fast I would get overwhelmed.
When I first started working out my goal was 30 minutes, and then I increased to 45 minutes. Now, I’m at 90 minutes.
I push myself as hard as I can, but I also don’t go overboard to injure myself. I don’t want to go weeks without being able to work out, because there’s a good chance my depression would kick in.
I’m not ashamed of doing modifications. The way I look at it is at least I’m trying.
Don’t be afraid to try, but know your limits. Do the modification of a modification if you have to, but get it done! It is not a failure when you’re doing your best!
The first step is trying and the next step is not giving up when things get hard!
Keep going! If no one else believes in you know that I do. You’ve got this!
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