My problem is that...well...I can be a little obsessive. I know, some of you are gasping in surprise but it's true. :-). I tend to throw myself into something head first and worry about the consequences long after they're probably unavoidable.
Case in point, after having not visited a gym in 1 1/2 years I started my workout routine with 1 hour of treadmill and weight training 3 days a week. I even stole - er borrowed - my mother's stability ball (honestly, she wasn't using it) so that I could do some of my workout at home on the days that I couldn't make it to the gym.
The first few days were fine. Yesterday I made myself sick. I just don't know when to stop. I wasn't happy with walking on the treadmill...I wanted to try and run a little. I wasn't happy with lifting thirty or forty pounds on the weights I had to push myself and do seventy - cause that would be better right? Yeah...not a good idea. Not only did I break out into a cold sweat and have to go lie down in the locker room for 5 minutes...I'm sore as hell this morning.
The sad thing? It isn't like I've never done this before. In fact, a new exercise routine isn't really complete until I've made myself sick over it. Maybe I have to push myself to find my limits before I know where to stop. Or maybe I have a slight masochistic streak... Who knows.
But, my schedule is set in stone and inability to walk without wincing is no excuse for missing my session at the gym this afternoon. So, how are your New Year's resolutions coming along? Ever push yourself past the breaking point on a project you started? Are you as sick and driven as I am - or am I just weird? :-)
P.S. Sherry Werth is Kylie Brant's winner from yesterday's guest blog. Please email Playground Monitor at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. As always, prizes not claimed within 7 days will be re-awarded.