August 31st, 2008 - Day 1

Sunday, August 31, 2008

My boyfriend and I had a long discussion about our health last night. I had been trying to get motivated to exercise. However, I stumbled on an old friend's facebook note and she had lost over 100lbs and looked amazing. She told me she joined SparkPeople and after looking at the site - I decided to give it a try.

So far - is pretty nice. It's flexible and lets me make my own choices - unlike other websites I've found.

My boyfriend, Ang, and I went jogging along our backyard trail. He kept ahead, but kept encouraging me - I kept cursing and hating it. I know my thoughts will change on the matter, but running has NEVER been my favorite thing to do when it came to exercise. Though, it's supposed to be one of the best things.

Though - I could tell my body liked working out - it's just going to take some time for the rest of me to get used to it.

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    Glad you are here!

    Running has not been a favorite activity of mine either. But I have also been trying it out. I am 58 so I have been trying it out slowly.

    There are a couple of teams on Spark you might like to try:
    Rookie Running Group is one. One one of their threads is the Couch to 5K training program - gets one from the couch to running 3.1 miles.

    Good luck on your goals.
    3483 days ago
    Tomorrow will be my official day 1! "I kept cursing and hating it."- I know how you feel about that! When I get on an eliptical or treadmill, the first 10 minutes, all that is going through my head is 'I want to get off, I want to get off, I want to get off', but eventually I get used to it. Hang in there!
    3484 days ago
    Just remember the little red engine that said I think I can, I think I can and then said I knew I could. One day you will say I knew I could.
    3484 days ago
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    Hang in there ... you'll get used to it!
    3484 days ago
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