Saturday's class with Cici left my calves and inner thighs screaming in agony. Seems it is a bit worse today than even yesterday. I had already completed the 2 1/2 mile walk on Saturday morning before her class began. I wasn't even sure I was going to go, but as a guy from a previous season wisely pointed out, "The thought of going to Cici's class is harder than to actually be in the class." What a truism. I totally agree!
As I shared with my workout buddy Dawn this morning while walking around the gym, this program for me is way more than just an exercise in losing weight and inches. It is also about training my mind to think a new way about nutrition and healthy activity. I was reminded of the Apostle Paul where he mentions knowing what he ought to do and not do, but yet he still wondered why he did the things he no longer wanted to do.
For me, the mental retraining is the toughest part of the whole program and represents a big part of why I was not as successful trying to lose weight on my own.
One of the great quotes I received the other day is so appropriate:
"If you're going to choose to fear something,
don't fear failure. Fear mediocrity!"
~ Mack Story