No pain, no gain…
Is that true?
I’ve been dragging my behind back to my-nearly-two-months-neglected-power walk for the past 3 days. As you can imagine, my legs are sore, my shins are screaming with pain when I walk.
But for the sake of getting back in shape, I push forward…
This got me thinking – as my alone time during power walk has always been somewhat my meditation time. Just me, those pump-up-your-spirit-music and my thoughts, power walking through the darkness before crack of dawn.
Is healing similar to power walking?
Here’s the piece of conversation I had with myself.
“You keep walking…pushing forward even when your aching body beg you to stop, just like you must keep on living even when sometimes your broken inner self wanted to shut down. Your blisters goes beyond your toes and feet…you are beaten down.
There are times where you do must take a moment to stop walking – to rest…to regain, recompose yourself and catch that much needed breath – maybe a day, a week, heck, maybe even two months like I did!
You still need to get up and walk again…no matter what kind of shits life throw at you. Maybe it will be a slow walk at first but you are moving…on your own pace. No one can push you when you are not ready to take the first steps.
The road up ahead is uncertain. Maybe there are uphill climb, steep slippery slopes, it may become twisted full of turns or pot holes on the bumpy street. Does it stop others from going? Certainly not! So why should you quit?
And as your steps grow stronger…the pain, the aching will cease…you will welcome the energy that comes with it, you embrace the breeze of fresh air filling out your lungs. The strength is within you! You are a winner!
Plus you might drop a few size and look great in that little black dress?!
Hey, maybe one day you’ll be strong enough to even do the unthinkable…to jog…run into your bright future!“
One day when I feel like quitting again, I must re-read this post as a reminder that one must keep on pushing forward in life.
Do you exercise? How do you feel about pushing yourself to exercise and most importantly to move forward?