Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Dory Effect

"Just keep swimming... just keep swimming.. just keep swimming..."

There are some days that this is the only thing you can do.  On these days you just have to get up, get moving, and do whatever you can. If you just keep moving, then you will continue towards your weight loss goal.

After hurting my back on Saturday I have been really nervous about getting back to P90X.  My back was still sore and I was still walking cautiously. But I got up last night, put my workout clothes on, set out my gear and pressed play.

I wasn't able to do everything that I wanted to do. I skipped out on two moves altogether because I knew they were exacerbate my lower back. I didn't do my Ab Ripper X either because it always makes my back ache, even on the best of days.

But I still did it. I "just kept swimming" even though I was afraid. Even though I had no real desire to work out yesterday, I didn't fully give up. Not giving up is important.

Even if today is not your best, doing something is far better than doing nothing at all. Listen to the little blue fish, and just keep swimming.