After a week and a half of not exercising (and complaining about my lack of motivation to anyone who would listen), I finally did it.
I went out with an old friend to go wall climbing at Stone Summit in Atlanta, GA. It has been two years since I last climbed, so I was really intimidated. Not only am I 10lbs heavier, but when you stop wall climbing your ability to climb decreases exponentially. I am back at square one. Or so I thought.
Though I’m doing climbs that used to be warm-ups, I went from the 1st, to the 2nd, to the 3rd level of ability today (5.6 to 5.8, for you wall crawlers out there). I honestly didn’t think that I had the physical strength to be able to jump levels so quickly (though, admittedly I struggled with the 5.8 and even fell twice). Confidence people, confidence means everything.
Well, confidence and support. I was climbing with my long-time friend Breneman (who I mentioned earlier in the blog) along with Aaron. Both guys are very supportive and honestly just wants me to do well (and I absolutely wish them the same!!). This kind of support makes climbing possible… or trying anything that I’m a little nervous about.
Working out has been great, but there has been more personal development occurring too. One of my friends told me that I had a certain glow about me. I don’t think that she knows about this blog, but she is so. right. I’ve been feeling incredible. No acne, no depression, no anxiety, and I’m getting lean. This diet is kicking butt not just for my body, but for my psyche too. The best part is, people are noticing!
Food was pretty standard throughout the day.
Today, finally, was a great day. Now all we need is for the weather to match my mood!
PS: I have plans to go climbing again next week!