I almost procrastinated this morning to walk the Hidden Stairs in La Mesa. I woke up a few times early morning at 6am and 6:30, but the feeling of staying in my bed was more gratifying at the time. I didn’t want to get out of my comfort zone. But something within me told me that I better get up…I didn’t want to disappoint myself and then in turn be a liar since I said I would be there. I got up, brushed my hair back, washed my face, brushed my teeth and threw on my exercise clothes and workout shoes. I jumped in the car, and away I flew. Of course, I waited till the last minute to figure out where these hidden stairs are located…but with the GPS, I made it.
Walking up and down those stairs was a great idea for me since I do want to get in shape. The Sirus Team in San Diego headed by Nasara Gargonnu met at 7am and started up those stairs at 7:15am. I am sure they warmed up first…Here I come at 7:30am thinking that they just started. When I started walking some had already been on their second walk up the stairs.
I went up three times, and not with the vigor that I wanted to. My mind had walked up and down those stairs ten times, but that first time up had me out of breath, knees buckling and legs tight since I did not stretch before hand. I went down and thought, I am done!. But no no no! Nasara wasn’t having it! He said come on! The Fitness Slave driver from Hell! So, couldn’t like not do it again…I was so out of breath, and almost cried because I reflected back on when my late-father was walking with me to the store and we had only passed five homes and he was gasping for air, breathing hard and could barely make it. I couldn’t understand why?
So, I realized that I am my father all over again, and that I have to keep my heart strong, breathing controlled and just do it. I have to be consistent and I have to understand that this procrastination thing is not something I want to play around with anymore; especially when it comes to my health.
So I went up for the second time and thought I was done, but OH NO! Nasara saw me trying to sit down, leave, not do anymore and then he had this great idea of giving my a partner (Quinn Tigerfang Lacey) to go up for the third time. Quinn, would not take no for an answer, and he kept telling me to come on every time I tried to stop.
Well Well, I hated it…I hate being pushed and I wanted to go my own pace, stop, and sit down. Thanks to Quinn, he encouraged me the rest of the way, and I made it!!
So now, I know I will be back and hope to go up and down four times at the next Stair Walk.
All I know is that WE must push beyond feelings, push beyond our comfort zone, and be consistent!! On to better health and the sky is the limit!!!