Because let's face it, in the beginning it can be HARD WORK. And even when I've nailed it for a while I still get those days where I would rather lie in a bed made of chocolate and cheese than get up and move.
I'm signing up for another round of 12 Week Body Transformation. My plan was to do another round of Lean and Strong, the weight lifting program to tone and gain muscle definition. I like lifting weights. I like feeling strong. But after I ticked the little 'Lean and Strong program' box, I felt.....flat. Tired. U.N.M.O.T.I.V.A.T.E.D.
In short, I felt like Eeyore on a good day.
This is not a feeling I get very often and I was a bit confused. What's going on? What's wrong with me? This is what I like doing!!!
But then, a little niggly thought popped in.....is it REALLY what I like doing? What do I really want to achieve? What do I really want to do? If I am going to spend 6 days a week doing a workout on each of those days, where do I really want to spend my time?
Well, I just want to RUN. And when I realised that, a huge weight just flew off my shoulders. A bolt of positive energy hit me in the head and HELLOOOO BABY!
The Universe must have been listening. Within 10 minutes I had been invited to join a running group the next night by a gorgeously lovely friend of mine, Theresa. Never had 8 km flown by with so little effort....by legs! The vocal chords didn't stop working the whole time!
Time flew and I felt good. The world felt good. I had found my little spot in it.
It became fun.
So how to make it feel easy? Find out what you REALLY want to do. Find your joy. Some people find it in the bike saddle, some people find it on trails or in the gym. I found mine on a stretch of empty path ahead of me, just waiting for my little feet to burn it up.
Think you can't run? It's too hard, too overweight, too much too soon? Tried it before and never got anywhere? So did he..... once.
It's not a test. There is no pass or fail with running. You don't need to be licensed to run, you don't need prior experience, you don't need to be able to run 1, 2 or 21 kilometres to be called a runner.
You just need to start.