Started off hard but got easier

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Well, today is #3 for me with the diet and walking 3 miles every day. Yesterday I threw in a 30 minute circuit training session after a 2 mile walk, and then walked another mile in the evening. My husband said I was pushing it and I was going to wear myself out, but I did it anyways.

Then this morning it hit me. 7AM came way too soon and I was exhausted. I was so relieved that it was my husband’s turn to take the kids to school, and I went back to sleep. I didn’t wake up until 9:30AM. I was a walking zombie but I had some coffee, read some blogs & team messages & got motivated again.

My husband just started working out with P90X again, so he didn’t join me. This time I took my dog Baby, who is ½ Great Dane & ½ English Mastiff, on my 2 mi walk. This was actually the first time I have walked her in this neighborhood since we moved in January. She was amazing. At first she was so excited about walking again that she started tugging me along, but was easily corrected, and by the time we were ½ a mile into the walk she was in perfect unison with my stride, to the point that I could twirl the slack in the leach like a jump rope. It turns out this neighborhood is full of dogs, but she didn’t bark once, even though all the other dogs barked at us.

By the end of the walk, my energy level was up and I was feeling great so I went to the gym for another 30 minute circuit training session. Then later this evening, I walked another mile around a different neighborhood while my kids were at the swim teem practice. I felt wonderful, and proud of myself that I didn’t sit there waiting for my kids like all the other parents. The day started off slow & hard for me to get motivated, but after my first walk, it changed my energy and attitude. I just need to remember that for next time I’m tired. If I can just push through it and walk even though I don’t feel like it, it will have a tremendous effect on my attitude and how much energy I have for the rest of the day.

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    You are establishing some good habits. Keep at it!
    2958 days ago
    That's great! I have a German Shepherd that I've been trying to walk. She's 9 months old and usually walks with my teenage son. He walks much faster and farther than I do. She's learning, though, that I'm slower. Keep up the good work!!!
    2959 days ago
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