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I know i can

posted on Tuesday, 8th December 2009 | find under Fitness

Some people train because they feel they have to. Others train for vanity. Some train because its an outcome that they can control. A few train because they are addicted to the thrill. A lot train as it supports a way of life that they believe in and even more train because they love it. I train simply because i can. When i was sick my body slowly but surely began to fade on me. One day it took me 2 and 1/2 hours to climb the 3 flights of stairs to my flat, and, when i made it there i fell asleep for 18hours on the floor in my hallway. I stayed on the floor for 26hours in total too weak to even make it to bed. And then i remebered something that i like to refer to as potential energy. I tend to think of potential energy as that little reserve that you never really knew you had. Its a secret reserve. I knew i had it because a year earlier i had often had to find it during a 6hour training session. Just when i was sure that i would collapse some hidden source would kick in. Potential energy that is stored not in your muscles but in your mind.

After 26hours on the floor i realised that my mind would help control my body. I rolled over and did a push up. I didnt have to, i didnt even really want to. But i did it just to prove to myself that i could. That was the change in me. At that time there was no chance that my body could have run a marathon but it could walk a mile. It couldnt train but it could do a push up. Little by little my body responded to my mind and life began to seep back into my muscles.

This is why i train now  simply because i can. I dont have anything to prove to anyone because i have already had to prove it to myself.

Worksrider on I know i can
By Worksrider - 28th September 2010
We need an update honey!
Audrey on I know i can
By Audrey - 28th September 2010
A year ago you might have doubted...we didn't because we knew that if someone could do it, it would be you! You proved us right Smile And you know what else you CAN do? Yummy Xmas lunch for your colleagues and friends. That was just delicious!!!!!! X
Casey on I know i can
By Casey - 28th September 2010
You secretly are a ninja aren't you Yolanda?
That blog go me rather emotional....but sure as heck gave me the motivation to get out of bed a little earlier for 20s training tomorrow!
Lauren on I know i can
By Lauren - 28th September 2010
Wow Yolly, I admire your determination. Some days I wish I had the strength to get over the hardships life throws at me, maybe it starts with a push up?

Therese/Sweaty Betty on I know i can
By Therese/Sweaty Betty - 28th September 2010
You’re such an inspiration!
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