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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: