When Going For a Walk is an Accomplishment, You Brag About It SHAMELESSLY!
Guess what? Back with ANOTHER MOTIVATIONAL ONE. Yep, about to make Motivational SaturYAYs a thing!
Today, I HAVE YET ANOTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT TO BRAG ABOUT! Would you laugh at me if I told you that going for a post-lunch walk is a HUGE DEAL for me?
If you’re laughing, BYE!
If not, LET ME EXPLAIN!
Would you believe me if I told you that months ago, going up the 4 STAIRS TO MY BEDROOM FROM MY KITCHEN WAS A WORKOUT? I’d get to the fourth step & be OUT OF BREATH, HECK I’D BE EXASPERATED & LEGIT READY TO PASS THE EFF OUT.
And if that wasn’t enough, imagine how I felt walking to the train & metro on my way to work in the morning… GUYS, IT WAS HELL. I remember I’d be holding my purse, carrying my briefcase & running to make it on time, but NEVER making it because I always had to stop to catch my breath. Insane, right?
Well, I STAND TALL & PROUD TODAY & SCREAM TO THE WORLD THAT AFTER LUNCH TODAY, I FELT ENERGIZED ENOUGH TO SLIP INTO MY LULUS (I <3 YOU LULULEMON), MY LULU ZIP-UP (OBVS!) & my ALL-TIME FAVE SNEAKS & GO FOR A WALK… & no, not a 5-minute walk… A FREAKING 35-MINUTE WALK.
Guys, IT FELT SO AMAZING! Not only did the walk itself feel great (NOT TO MENTION, IT’S SUNNY & HOT-AF IN MONTREAL TODAY), but it ALSO & most importantly felt FREAKING AMAZING to be able to do what a normal 20-something year old does.
To be able to get up & spontaneously decide that I felt like going for a walk.
To go for a walk & not feel like I was about to FREAKING COLLAPSE ON THE SPOT. &
To make it all the way to my destination without feeling, for an inch of a second, like I pushed myself too hard or too quickly.
BABIES, IT’S SAFE TO SAY I’M KEEPIN’ IN THEM CALORIES, STORIN’ THEM GAINS & THAT I NOW HAVE THE ENERGY TO WORKOUT (Even if some of you wouldn’t consider my little stroll through the quiet streets of DDO much of a strenuous one!).
ANYWHO MY LOVES, all this to say that moments like these are a sign that MY PROGRESS IS CONTINUOUS. EVERLASTING. CONSISTENT. BUT MOST OF ALL, MIND BLOWING.
Months ago, I never thought I’d see the day where I could go back to working out (even though it was ALWAYS something I valued so much before ANOREXIA), heck, I’d go to bed every night not knowing if I’d even SEE ANOTHER DAY.
And so, today, on this beautiful it’s-almost-summer-day, I SHARE THIS HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT WITH YOU MUNCHKINS & TAKE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE AMAZING PRIVILEGE IT IS TO HAVE EACH & EVERYONE OF YOU IN MY LIFE, SUPPORTING ME ENDLESSLY AS I BATTLE ANOREXIA & TODAY, IT’S SAFE TO SAY, I KICKED HER REAL FREAKING HARD (Don’t worry, I didn’t ruin my BOOSTS!).
I LOVE YOU ALL!!!! <3