I had a really miserable run today. The kind of run where you think, what the hell am I doing this for? I think my real issue is that I can't find my watch and I was running faster then usual not knowing what kind of time I was making. Anyway I got to thinking about in the past when exercise was miserable, the same thing popped into my head. Why am I doing this if I hate it? Well through the years it has changed. We seem to turn into a lot of different people as the years go on.
19 year old Me: I gotta exercise or I will never find a husband. Kill yourself JULIE!
20 year old Me: You have someone, ehhh u don't have to work so hard. Eat some Ben and Jerry's.
(skip down thru 21, 22, 23) Throw in 85 lbs weight gain) *insert fear of ben and jerries*
24 year old Me: If you continue on this path you are on, you could actually die. You are damn lucky you don't have diabetes.
25 year old me: Wedding is coming and Man I do not want my kids to think, you were that big?
26 year old me: I got this far and I am not giving up. A lot of people gain weight back. I am not gonna be one of them!
27 year old me: I enjoy exercise that is why I exercise. I actually look forward to my husband working at night so I can go to the gym without feeling guilty.
A new spark member messaged me recently asking if I had any tips on how to enjoy running. My biggest tip is that, if you werent born a runner. It will probably takes years to train yourself to enjoy it. If it's worth it to you, then you will stick it out. But there is a lot of forms of exercise and if you hate running then you shouldn't force yourself to like it. I hated running, HATED, actually had a phobia with nightmares in high school. So i wanted to conquer that phobia and be incontrol of it and I am happy I am the leader now. That would be why I am running my 3rd half marathon this year and my 2nd Marathon.
I saw this video blog yesterday about how this body builder shows how easy it is to make before and after photos. This is crazy! Funny how ppl think they are drinking diet pop cuz its better for you but really it makes u look more bloated.
Last night Scott and I celebrated our 8 year anniverary of being together with pizza and mountain dew. Once in awhile on a special occasion I would rather eat pizza and drink pop with my husband over a fancy dinner. Anyway the mountain dew led to me staying up way too late knitting baby hats lol Baby hat #1 done! So many ppl having babies this year!
My baby hat model (lemme alone mom!)
My baby indoor garden is doing awesome! 1 week in and Kohlrabi is about ready to eat lol jk Carrots are coming up too and cilantro