Tuesday, November 19, 2013
So my husband and I just hired a personal trainer. We really need the guidance, motivation, and accountability so we decided to sacrifice some of our personal monthly expenses to get the PT. This is the first time we've had a personal trainer so I want to make sure to take FULL advantage of the services.
Do you all have any tips for me, any questions I should be asking, suggestions, what I should expect from the trainer, experiences you've had, things you wish you would have asked your trainer to do with you? Anything at all would help. I want to make sure to get every ounce of work and sweat out of this experience.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Yesterday I went out to train for my next 5K with my husband and my little brother. My goal was to get from specific points in our route (which measures 1/2 mile) without walking. I got to that point and then thought "OK just keep going till you cant do it anymore then you can walk." So I got to another significant point in the route. At this point I was thinking "wow, I'm still going. OK, ready? We can do this. FINISH. A. MILE. You're almost there anyways, just keep going."
I wanted to stop so many times but then I thought I'm going to feel sooooo horrible if I stop, look at my running app, and see that I was SO CLOSE to making it to a mile and I stopped just short of it. So I kept going and kept going and wanted to stop so badly MENTALLY, but in all reality my body could have kept going.
Then I hear my app say "One Mile..."
OMG, I started crying!!! I ran a mile!! It took me over 14 minutes, but I don't care. After TWO YEARS of trying to run, learning to run as I call it, I can officially and with pride call myself a runner. I couldn't bring myself to say that I was a runner until I was able to run one mile without walking. I have too much respect for people out there who train their butts off and go for miles on end through pain, through wanting to stop, early in the morning before their kids get up, after working a 12 hr shift and dealing with things at home, after life happens and they still MAKE time to go out and run. I wasnt going to take that title all willy-nilly. I had to earn it and my God, I have earned it.
I AM PROUD TO CALL MYSELF A RUNNER TODAY.
It feels amazing!!!!!! I just had to share it with my SparkCommunity. Thank you for all the support, you guys are AMAZING!!
And just to add some color to this blog, he's a shot of what my new running shoes will look like. They will be my birthday present for my 30th birthday next month. Turning 30 is a milestone in life and becoming a runner is a milestone in fitness so I think that deserves some celebration.
Still debating whether I want green-on-yellow or yellow-on-green.
Monday, February 04, 2013
So I finally found my training "sweet spot" and I'm super excited about it!!
I wanted to get up early this morning and go out for a walk/jog, but of course I didnt. I am not a morning person I feel like when I try to get in a workout in the morning I'm just setting myself up to fail. But I didnt want to just say "too bad so sad" I still wanted to get my walk in. So... I went home during lunch, changed really quickly, and off I went to the park to walk. I ended up doing 2 miles in 30 minutes and I still had time to go home, shower, grab my salad, and get back to the office. I feel amazing!! I feel refreshed, happy, excited, motivated! It feels really good. So I'm going to stick to doing my training during my lunch hour.
I am so close to actually allowing myself to consider myself a "runner" I dont believe I have earned the title just yet, but I am so close to doing it. So I want to stick to this training and since its during my lunch break I dont have the excuse of missing my run because I have to go school or because I have some family event in the evening or unexpected company or a late dinner or anything! No excuses!!!! Noon is now my official training time!!! Woohooo!!
To make the process easier, I'm going to bring my running clothes with me to work and change here before lunch that way I can head straight to the park (or whereever I feel like running) and not have to waste time going home first. I am soooo excited about this new session in my efforts to live a healthy, more active life and I know that with this incorporation I am going to be able to reach my 30lb weigh loss in no time!!! and hopefully well before I actually turn 30.
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