The Dreaded “First Day Back”

This winter has been rough for my little family of three.  I mentioned before that Freddy was sick three times in three weeks.  Then this week, my husband and I both caught the stomach flu. It’s really going around.

everyone-gets-the-flu

So today I had another first day back at the gym.  It had been 4 days since I’ve worked out.  Today in my barre class, between squeezes and pulses of the thighs, I started thinking about how many “first days back” I have had.  At least a dozen in the last 127 days.

They’re so annoying.  You’re out of your groove, you feel weaker, more winded, more out of shape, etc.  I hate that feeling.  Then I realized, quitters quit so they don’t have to feel that.  So they don’t have to experience “the first day back.”  It’s not a question of will you need to start over, as much as when will you need to start over?  And, will you do it?

Back-to-the-gym-didnt-die

So today I’m proud that for like the millionth time, I had another first day back.  As long as I keep having them, I haven’t quit.

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