My How Time Flies
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I'm counting Sept. 28th as my official re-beginning. That is the day I went to a running store & had my walking/running gait analyzed and bought a pair of shoes to suit me. Before that I had started paying more attention to what I was eating & how much, but buying the shoes was a way for me to commit to a more active lifestyle.
Since then... I have consistently exercised at least 6 days per week. Every other day, I'm jogging on the treadmill at home. Not ready to go back to back days yet, but I'm up to a little over 20 minutes of jogging. I am constantly amazed at what the body can handle and how quickly it can adapt. 3 weeks ago I felt like I could not jog for 5 minutes and now I'm past 20. Not sure exactly where I go from here - but I'm looking forward to increasing my time/distance and eventually my speed. Who knows, maybe I'll even soon ready to try it outside?
I really am enjoying the process so far. Its not about weight loss (though that will be a nice side effect) but its about building a better me. And its nice to take a little time each day where I am only responsible for me. While I love my kids & husband & home and I even enjoy my job(s) its great to concentrate on just me somtimes. :)