Many years ago I wanted to get healthier and decided that running was my ticket. I had read all these success stories of people who had lost pounds and regained their health by running, and I was inspired. I decided to run at a track near my house because I could easily measure my distance. (This may as well have been wooly mammoth time — before smartwatches and smartphones.)
On my first running adventure, I did what I could. It wasn’t much, and I was soon back at home. I did this day-in and day-out, week-in and week-out. As time went on, I was able to run a little longer, but I wasn’t seeing any other results. I still felt bulky. I still felt weak. I still felt stiff. I still felt unhealthy. Instead of varying my cardio or adding strength and flexibility work into my fitness plan, I was literally running around and around in circles. I was running on a track, but my health wasn’t on track.
I wish I had gotten some help from someone in the health and wellness field. Someone who would’ve helped me find a direction, a plan, a system that was optimal for me. Instead, I just gave up.
Are you running around in circles with your exercise routine? Maybe for you it’s the treadmill, the elliptical, the stairmill, or the bike. Don’t give up, but accept the need to change direction. And there are fitness professionals — including me 🙂 — who are happy to help you.
Thanks for reading. I hope you have a safe and healthy week.