Tuesday, February 01, 2011
I created a mantra for myself to make it through my running program. I am in the 5th week of my couch to 5k program and tonight I had to run 20 min straight. Guess what! I DID IT!! And it wasn't as hard as I thought. For the first time in YEARS I feel like I can be strong again. Anyway, I created this mantra to keep me going when I wanted to stop. Nothing spectacular but when I was in the military, cadences not only kept rythym (sp?) but they kept you going. So I decided I needed something like that. I also feel that if you find something works for you, you should share it so that maybe it works for someone else.
I am a force, not a weight
all obstacles get out of my way
I am not a victim of my weight
I am a force and this is my day!
While the pounds have not gone down as I would like, I can happily state that I have lost 1 inch on my waist and .75 inch on my hips. My husband was like, "really .75? You count that?" HELL YES I do. I worked hard for that. I'm counting everything...including the 1 inch off my neck. I was surprised by that. I think the weight is coming off my face and neck faster than anywhere else.
I can't wait to run my first 5k. I am so happy right now. I never thought I would get this far. All I can say is that each day I workout, I end it thinking "WOW, what can I do next?"