Hello Friends! I greet you today while experiencing pain in my left thigh. I’m alternating heat and ice packs to the area when I’m not limping around the house to do…whatever! Okay. I hear you asking, Marilyn, what on earth did you do? Why are you having pain in your thigh?
Here’s the answer. Drum roll please… Remember last week, I shared that one of the activities that I do to de-stress is to walk? And I then shared that I have increased my daily walks to 2.5 miles per hour, per day? Well yesterday morning, I decided to increase my walk to 3 miles per hour, per day in the spirit of “pushing myself”. Yessss, I visualized myself in that iconic scene in the Rocky movie when Sylvester Stallone is climbing the stairs!!! LoL!!! My self talk was “You got this Marilyn”! “You go girl”!! “You can do it”!!! “Help me Lord” “Come on. Push Yourself”!!! And I did!!! I did it!!! Yay me?!!! Ouch….
You all, the moral of this story is, yes, we should “Push Ourselves” in exercise and life. In fact, we must, so that we can get to the next level. You know, experience a break-through. And, yes, that push may sometimes be uncomfortable or in this specific case down right painful. But, as the old saying goes, “no pain, no gain”. Now, of course, we don’t want to seriously hurt ourselves in our efforts to move to the next level. Friends, what I’ve learned from this pain that I’m feeling right now is that I have to proceed gradually in my quest to hit the 3 miles per hour, per day goal. No, no, no. I will not get discouraged and not try it again. I will just pace myself better.
Okay, that’s it for today. I’m going to go limp (I mean) walk through this pain (pray for me) so that I can get some things done. I think I may go get a pineapple to eat (I really don’t enjoy them) because they have a dietary supplement called bromelain. Bromelain reduces muscle pain and swelling among other things. Anyway, I encourage you to continue to “Push Yourself” in all areas of your life. With God, all things are possible. Amen. And so it is!
(Side note: The timing could not have been better for my friends from the WNBA to reach out in an effort to encourage girls to “push” themselves by joining this program. Check it out below.)
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