Saturday, February 18, 2012
I have thought about it, pictured myself doing it, researched it, planned in the future for it, but this morning I took the first step.
At 4 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I got up, threw on a sweatshirt, laced up my shoes, and went outside. I knew I was going to go far, but I wanted to try. At 240ish, I couldn't even think about doing this at a regular hour and take the risk of someone actually seeing me doing it!! I walked to teh nearest stop sign, turned around and started to jog lightly. I jogged just down the street back toward my house, past it, and down to the other end of the street. I did this FOUR times in four minutes. It is a very short distance but I did it. And I didn't stop because I couldn't go any farther, I stopped because I was in awe of myself. I've been exercising at Curves 3x a week since December and am amazed that I could run that far and actually that quickly.
I downloaded an app for my phone and measured the distance. It was .07 of a mile and I did it four times so I actually ran for a little over .25 mile on my first try!! WOW.
I know it doesn't seem like much to most, but for me I faced a fear and took the first steps. I feel challenged and encouraged and will soon be starting the C25K training, since I know I won't DIE trying to run.
On a similiar note, earlier this week I blogged that I felt stuck on my weight. I've been bouncing from 248-250 and the last 2 days have been 246!! I actually weigh myself on my home scale everyday --just to see the flux and patterns, and I weigh myself on the Curves (doctor style) scale once a week. This morning, I moved the little red bar to 200, not 250!! OMG. My official weigh in for Curves will be Feb. 27 and I will be happy to do so!
Overall, a freaking fantastic day!!! :) Love hitting my goals, so excited about this year!