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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)

Go me!!

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..

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    I set a goal to run a mile....starting out small and then I will move to a Couch to 5K after I can manage the mile. I got an app called personal running trainer for my iPod - had to pay to get the mile trainer but it is so worth it. It starts you out slowly, goes for four weeks. I ended up taking an extra week. And I use my treadmill since it is so hilly around here (Nashville). I don't go as fast as I need to (going now at about 4.8 mph) so I am adapting it to my needs. First I will get to the mile, then I will build up speed, then I will start using the incline on the treadmill so that I can take it outdoors. It is working really well....I couldn't run for even 30 seconds but now I am up to eight minutes!

    Sooo.....good luck, if I can do it, I know you can do it! BTW, I love your humor. I am pear shaped too.

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    1660 days ago
  • JULAA68
    I ditto the comment on the compression capri's. AWESOME. Good shoes, a good sports bra, foam roller and you are good to go!
    A friend and I are starting out tomorrow evening with the C25K program. Just to get moving while our girls are in soccer. I cannot wait.
    1661 days ago
  • ROCKLE45
    You've got this! A couple of things that may help with the thigh rub: a glide stick (sold at sports stores) and/or some compression pants/capris. That last one is only a recent discovery of mine. I have got some super thighs, too, but the compression capris I have at least help keep everything from jiggling around too much, and I don't get the painful thigh rub and no need for the glide stick like before. If you're self-conscious about wearing them, you can always put a pair of shorts on over them!

    And yes, good running shoes are a MUST! I finally made the investment in a good pair and I can't believe I didn't earlier! It makes a huge difference. Just make sure you go to a good store and get fitted for them.

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    1662 days ago
    Good for you! emoticon emoticon At the moment, I'm doing well if I manage out for a reasonably paced walk. I use my parents' dog as a good reason for going out, but with the dog, comes lots of stopping for sniffing (the dog, not me!) and dog owner responsibilities (a hem!) so a good pace is usually only lasts a short distance - oh, and then there's the stopping to "socialise" with other dogs. emoticon Running (slow jogging even) is something that never appealed to me - I just can't seem to do it. However, I'm kind of feeling like I'd like to try. Where to start though... and like you say - everyone else out doing it is slim and fit. I would look rather ridiculous stomping along the road with my thighs rubbing together and belly and backside wobbling about. Best to leave it until the cover of darkness if I'm going to try, I think.

    Good luck to you.
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    1663 days ago
    LOL! Clearly you can see my body too!! emoticon
    1663 days ago
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