I had a successful first day of Fitness 2013 yesterday. One lunch time walk, and one visit to the gym after work. I'm on my way!
Just had one little problem -- I bonked for the last 2 minutes of my elliptical session. I totally ran out of gas. I felt like I was plodding through mud, but I stayed with it. I had reached my distance goal for the session, so I just decided to keep moving no matter how slow I was.
My most memorable bonk was when I was training for my first Disney Half. It was September, and I was doing my weekend long run at the park. I was supposed to reach 12 miles that day -- a pretty big milestone. I made it to 11.85 and I literally could not walk another .15 to reach 12. And it wasn't that I was at the end of my rope physically -- although I was pretty tired -- it was that I hit the wall mentally. I mean, c'mon, all I had to do was walk around the parking lot once or twice.
Nope, it was not happening, and I didn't care!! Part of me was disappointed that day, but the other part of me really didn't care. I did make it to 12 miles the next weekend, but I'll never forget that .15 miles and that bonk.
Lesson to be learned? I need more than half a Luna bar before heading to the gym. So today, I'll eat a full one along with a yogurt. Current favorite flavors of Luna bars, you ask? Peppermint Chocolate, Lemon Zest, and Chocolate Coconut. They are quite yummy.
Gym days: 1
Lunch walks: 1