Yesterday evening I planned to wake up early today and go jogging! My husband kept telling me I was mad to go alone early in the dark! In spite what he said today I woke up at 4.45am and at 5am left home to go jogging, left my kids with my husband thank god they where sleeping!
It was dark outside and it felt a little cold, not a single person in the streets only me!
At first I was a little afraid it's been more than a year since I last went jogging this early in the morning and in the dark alone!
Last time I went I was with my headphones on listening to music and jogging and a man from behind me who was also jogging passed by me and I was scared to death. That moment my heart stopped because I thought he was going to harm me, or rape me! Thank god he was only jogging! After that episode I always went after sunrise.
Today when I was jogging I was thinking to my self I am not mad, to some maybe I am but to others I'm 100% committed!
When I jog I feel powerful and strong I don't know how to describe the feeling but who runs knows what I'm talking about!
I feel a rush down my spine several times while I'm jogging and every time I increase the time without getting tired I feel I want to do more and I say to my self " I can do it I'm capable! I'm powerful!"
2 weeks ago my little girl who's 4 years old asked me" why do you run mummy" If the question was made to me when I began running I would have said that I run to get skinny! That's what mattered to me when I first started to do physical activity! I was so not fit and heavy I could not jog for more than 20 seconds in a row and after only 45 minutes of fast walking I went home destroyed and I would be all the rest of the day tired!
Not to mention afterwards I felt extremely sore for days!
But when she asked me 2 weeks ago I was already fit I was enjoying running and rarely felt sore! I was already doing 70/80 minutes combined jogging and fast walking plus I did also swimming, water aerobics, rope jumping, high impact step aerobics, and weight lifting! My answer was the following" I run to get healthy, fit and strong. When I run I feel I'm strong like a lion! Sometimes when I feel myself lifting from the ground it seems I'm flying like a butterfly" I told her!
Than I continued " I feel the wind on my face and in my hair and I feel light like a feather!" Than she smiled at me and told me that she wanted to be like me that moment my self esteem got high it was the second time someone told me they want to be as fit as me the first person who told me was my other son who's 6 years old!
I feel extremely proud that my children look up to me!
Nowadays it's not about being more skinny only, but it's also about being HEALTHY, FIT ,STRONG AND SETTING A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR MY KIDS!
They both enjoy sports very much this summer I took them to swimming and gymnastics 2 sessions per week at a sport complex while I did cardio and weight lifting sometimes I went jogging too! They enjoyed it very much!
Sometimes I go to a track where you can jog and I take them with me with their bike. Then they start jogging and tell me " look mummy I'm jogging like you!"
They keep me so motivated to keep going!
Life is so nice at this moment in my life no comment can hurt me, and no one can discourage me! I feel I matured in a way and I'm doing what's best for myself for once in my life!
Hope you all have the best in life spark friends!
Have a great weekend!