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Friday, October 19, 2012

Moving Along

Once again it as been awhile since I posted anything.  Good news is it is not because I haven't been exercising, just life has been pretty hectic.  I have been running or should I say "wogging" 3-4 days a week since September 1st.  My friend told me about this super cool app called Run Keeper. It is awesome and for someone who is competitive it makes a great motivational tool.  I'm always trying to beat my last average time or it pushes me to go a bit further.   I love that I can look and actually see my progress.  Right now I'm doing an 8 week 5K workout.  Feels like my own personal coach.

Finally,  the first part of October I ran a complete 1 1/2 miles without walking one bit!! Can't say I've done it since, but I find myself walking alot less.  I feel my body getting stronger..although the outside does not show it.  My eating habits still need to change for that to happen. 

This morning it was raining so I debated just hopping on the treadmill, but the dog had different plans.  He stood at the door and whined, so outside we went.  I think about 1 mile into it he was regretting it, for he was soaked and firmly planted his feet for a moment.  Running in the rain is kinda refreshing, but also felt alot harder.  Ended up doing 3.86 miles.  The other day when I ran I could picture myself looking good, good form, good stride (even though I realize to others I looked like a fat chick waddling along).  Well today felt so different. My legs felt like bricks and I was struggling to keep any form, but the good thing is I didn't stop.  I kept moving.  The workout today was 45 minutes of a slow steady pace. 

I now feel a little bit addicted.  I can't wait for my workouts and don't want to miss any, even if that means  I need to do them at 9:00 pm. Ok still need to work on getting up super early to get it in.  Fact is I love that I can feel my body getting stronger!!





Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Wake Up Call..

After a few weeks of falling off the wagon I'm finally back up.  I took the dog for a fast walk around the neighborhood last night.  It felt good.  This morning I decided to jump on the treadmill.  Sad realization of how very out of shape I am.  Ten years ago my husband bought me the treadmill for my birthday.  I was very out of shape.  I remember stepping on and pushing the 20 minute workout and struggling to get through it, but with persistence I made progress and thought I would never be back to that...WRONG!!  As I stepped on today and attempted to go back to my usual routine I got a huge wake up call that I could not do it no matter how hard I tried.  I felt how the extra weight is effecting my body in a very bad way.  Very sad, but the good news is I kept moving, kept pushing myself just a bit. I completed 2 miles in 30 minutes.  I am gonna do make it this time.  There's only one way to do it and today is was keep moving one foot in front of the other!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Little Set Back

Today marks my first week of training or better I should call it my first week of "MOVING".   I felt strong and was able to jog a lot further and walk less.  I am feeling less self conscious and really don't care what I look like as I try to run.  I have yet attempted to stand on the scale, but have been paying more attention to my eating habits (I will get into that one further a little later).  The sad news is as I was jogging along up the hill I felt a strain in my right calf.  I worked through it and finished my workout, but now it is painful and I can hardly walk.  Hoping it get better because I really want to do some hiking this weekend!!  Here's my thought for today:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Just Do It..a Little Bit Further

They say it takes 21 days to make something a habit.  I pulled myself out of bed, laced up the shoes and hit the pavement.  I've been trying to listen to my body as I start this new journey.  Today it felt like jogging really early on.  My motto today was, "Just do it..a little bit further."  It made it into a game.  When I would reach the point I initially said I was going to I would tell myself I could go a little bit further.  Today I felt really good, finished up strong and added some crunches and push-ups in the mix. 
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

A HUGE Realization

Today was my second consecutive workout.  My two littlest girls decided they wanted to go with me.  I warned them in advance that I was going to try to jog a bit more today.  They complained, whined and made it difficult to go on, but I finally just left them behind and said, "Catch up when you can." My realization was how sad that my young kids could not keep up with their old and out of shape mom.  Time to get them moving more!!  My thought for today was:
"I've always heard running was supposed to get in your blood.
Will someone give me a dose of the venom?"
Because right now my body is just hurting and my feet are fighting the movement, but I kept pressing forward, jogging more today than the last.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dusting Off the Shoes

This morning I dusted off my running shoes and hit the pavement.  Needless to say there wasn't much running involved in my workout today.  Only went 1 1/2 miles walking most of it.  The good news is that it really felt good.  I realized today that I love how the fresh air invigorates the mind.  I did feel the need to apologize to the neighborhood for the small earthquake they might have felt while I was out there.  I have always looked at female runners and have wanted to have a runner's body.  Today I found myself very self conscious of my running capabilty, but also realizing you can't have a runner's body without putting in the miles!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Time for a Change..

In the last month I have moved and changed jobs.  With all this change I figured why not make a change in me also.  No better time than the present.  I have been overweight and unfit for most of my adult life. I am 5 foot tall and almost 170 pounds, it is TIME!!  My goal for this blog is to share my thoughts, ideas, struggles, motivators and anything else that comes along.  I hope that somehow I can also inspire and help someone else.  So here's my first thought: