Back in Massachusetts and gearing up for the school year, it’s time to wrap up the little fitness experiment I had. Results: this blog kept me motivated to workout every day (I only missed the first Tuesday so then restarted the day count) because I had something to keep me accountable. It also forced me to write every day. And a writer who writes daily is more fulfilled than one who keeps the ideas trapped in his or her head.
I didn’t know if anyone would read this, but am thrilled that people did. Some told me how much they enjoyed my shenanigans or how they inspired to get back on a bike. One even was inspired to run the stairs at Harvard Stadium!
With the East Coast trip over, I’m happy to be back in my element. Actually, this morning I was feeling poofy from having too much popcorn last night and was beating the crap out of myself mentally at the gym. A woman tapped me on the shoulder. Did I know her from another gym? I searched my memory and couldn’t place her, which gave me anxiety. Who was she and what did she want??
She said, “I just want to say that you’re inspiring.”
Woah, that wasn’t what I was expecting. After thanking her since I was feeling pretty hard on myself that day, she did some wave of her hand at me and once again said, “Inspiring.”
For the next two minutes, I had a shit-eating grin on my face as I walked around the gym trying to figure out what to do next.
What a great way to end 30+ Days of Fitness!
I’ll be focusing on my series with Ellora’s Cave, but will pop in from time to time. If you’d like to follow my paranormal romance series, check out www.lisacarlislebooks.com.
Then I will be back with my new mission in the new year — I have a plan to be in better shape at 40 than I was at 20. I was thinking this was a doable plan since I was probably in college and poofy from too many keg parties. But, Eric reminded me of one teeny fact.
“Weren’t you in boot camp when you turned 20?”
Shit! Yes, I was. And not only that, it was only two days before graduation so I was in peak physical form, so fit (or stressed) that many of us didn’t even get our periods.
That makes my mission to be Phenomenal at 40 all the more difficult. But I will not shy from this challenge. Bring it, I say!
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