Michael loves elevators, and I had mentioned that I wanted to stop at the library on the way back from the gym to drop off a book and pick up a new one. He was disappointed he couldn’t go with me, because he knows there are elevators at the library. Once my session was cancelled, I decided to take Michael to the library and give him a special treat. He was so happy, and I felt a little less guilty for leaving him for a week.When we got home, I did an hour hard on the elliptical. I incorporated some intervals like we did at the resort, and I think I got a better workout because of it. I kept hearing Betty’s voice in my ear saying ‘A minute is nothing. You can do anything for a minute. No big deal!’ And, she is right. I did it, and I felt great. After dinner, I did another hour on the bike. I set the resistance a little higher and pushed myself for the hour. It feels really good to know that I can push myself during my workouts and it really is no big deal.
Today I am grateful for that voice in my ear. I know I can do this on my own, but it is so nice to remember back to all the things I learned at the resort and just replay that in my mind. I am stronger than I ever realized, and I am going to finish this journey that I’ve started. No matter what.