Thursday, February 03, 2011
Yesterday, I ran my second day of couch "potato" (hey it's my version of saying it) to 5k. I used all types of encouragement while running on the treadmill...come on you can do it what did Obama say.....yes we can....if Martin Luther King didn't decide to dream then how would that have changed the world? By the time I went through all those scenarios I was halfway through my run. So I pushed it out and imagined a time when I would be looking in the mirror at half myself.
After relaxing that night....I felt something jumping on my thigh then I realized what it was ....my muscle was twitching...it was actually funny so I couldn't help but laugh. I became even more silly when I said hello muscles sorry I've been ignoring you but mommy is gonna take care of you from now on. I didn't get as far as the muscle answering me but at that moment I realized that although weight loss is one of my goals I must realize that I should be keeping my muscles happy from exercise.
There are so many benefits to exercising. One being to keep my muscles alive. I'm on the eve of turning 30 and realize that my bones are going to be breaking down much faster than building up therefore this causes a higher risk for me to develop osteoporosis or osteoarthritis. I don't want to go that route I wanna be the 60 year old lady 30 years from now that still runs....toned legs, tight arms, and flat stomach is the only side effect of my perseverance!
Aren't you glad you woke those muscles up?