New Beginnings

Monday, September 21, 2009

I've been doing great with my fitness thanks to us getting our dog back. (long story) We no longer live in a house with a big fenced in yard so she has to be walked everyday (more than once). I try to take her for a long walk which means I have to get up before everyone so that I'm home in time for DH to leave. Every morning I'm up at 6:15 a.m. and we walk our street and back. (sometimes we don't always go the whole way) But, if we do it's 1.7 miles. However, now that my fitness is looking good my eating hasn't been that great. But, I've started doing better as of this weekend and plan to continue.

Yesterday, I came across the Couch to 5k program (c25k) and started today. It's a 9 week program (that can take longer if you need it to) to train you to become a runner. I've ALWAYS wanted to be able to run. But, I've had asthma my entire life and was told I couldn't. However, my asthma is under control now. Plus, it's like I told DH, my asthma can only hinder me as much as I let it. And I'm not letting it anymore!

So, I completed Day 1 workout 1 of C25K today and it felt GREAT. I'm looking into completing a 5K. The entire time I was walking/running this morning I kept reminding myself WHY I was doing this.

* I want to teach my kids it's great to be physically fit. My oldest daughter (8) is thin (for now) but she hates to exercise/walk/run in anyway. The only thing she enjoys is riding her bike. (which is good but I'd like her to enjoy walking too)

*I'm doing this for ME. It's a goal I've always had but always thought was unreachable.

*I'm doing this to prove to everyone that I can. Everyone thinks I'm great at academics but not at being physically fit. Even my husband kind of blew me off when I brought this up. He doesn't think I'll finish it. I don't blame him. This isn't the first thing (fad) I've started but it will definitely be one that I finish!

I posted this so that I can look back on it to remind myself how great I feel right now. I didn't even run that much. But, it felt good knowing that the little bit I ran was more than I've run in years! And it felt GREAT!
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    Kudos to you for doing couch to 5k! A teacher at my daughter's dance studio did it this summer and lost over 50 lbs!!! She looks amazing! Keep it up! :)
    3165 days ago
    Great! You can do this!
    3168 days ago
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