Did you say RUN???
Monday, September 02, 2013
Yea you heard me. I think I have lost my mind. I have had this on my bucket list for ages. Even when I didn't have weight to lose, I have always wanted to run. Every runner I see is lean, fit, has great legs, and did I say FIT? Right now, the elliptical is really my main form of exercise . I love it! Ultimately, having both in my life would be ideal. I have now lost 6 pounds, and beginning to feel something might be wrong with my system. I am not losing weight very fast. At my age I understand it comes off slower, however I am wondering if hormones aren't playing a significant role in the massive weight gain and the will power of it to STAY ON!! I literally have to burn 500 calories a day in a work out to see any result. Ok back to running.
So, I live in a rather nice middle class country home community. My neighbors are two police families that are always running up and down the roads. The very large neighbor lady who is always out for a walk (kudos to her) The teenage boys who run all over the place (probably for sports) and the few middle age women who walk their dogs and a very leisure pace obviously not for losing weight or they wouldn't be walking so slow. Here is my issue. My ThIGHS!!!
They rub together like I'm trying to make a boy scout campfire. They edge up my shorts between my legs and I have to pull them out all the time. Most of my weight has gathered on my thighs and my hips. I am very pear shaped. So in 90 degree weather I gues I need to buy some bike shorts and good running shoes to start this journey. Now you will see a fat chick in nice clothing trying to jog down our road.. lovely thoughts, lovely thoughts....
Ok now seriously. We all have struggled with self-esteem, self-worth, motivation to keep going. Laughing at ourselves is not only good therapy, its good motivation to keep going.
My parents are here for a visit and I've been doing very good so far! Slipped a few times of course. But overall I've been doing well.
Steps this week:
Start running (ok slow jog with my feet moving up and down)
What is my motivation?
To get rid of the slider thighs. You know what I'm talking about. How many of you end up with holes in your thigh area. Bleh..