I’ve attempted many comebacks since dealing with some new IBD pain and my new Crohn’s diagnosis. Each time, I really thought I was ready. I wanted to get fit, get back to enjoying my workouts, and start to feel better again.
I’d dive in for a few days, burn out, then take a long break. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. Even my half marathon training wasn’t quite what it could’ve been.
Two weeks ago, I finally felt something that I haven’t for a long time. I missed my workouts. I started searching for a new, big race goal. I felt a fire, an enthusiasm, and a desire to wake up sore, knowing I worked my butt off the day before.
I’ll be honest, it feels amazing to finally be excited about this stuff again. It’s been a big part of my life for so long. I think I just needed a break to re-charge my batteries and get amped again. Last week, I joined a gym that I love. It’s walking distance from my apartment, so it’s ridiculously easy to get there and fit in my workouts. If I want to take a class, I only have to walk out my door ten or fifteen minutes before it begins. For someone who can make a thousand excuses not to do it, that is ideal.
I’ve already taken a few classes, and I’ve been having so much fun!
Later today, I meet with a personal trainer to set a plan towards my goals. I’m pretty terrified she’s going to kick my ass, but I can’t wait to make lists, get a calendar, make a plan, and get going! I am grateful for the long, lingering break before this. I think it’s what I needed to get my butt in gear again. It might not be ideal to get excited again right before it becomes freezing cold in Chicago, but at least it won’t be 97 degrees and humid.
What about you? Are you in break mode or just getting started? What’s on your goal list?