Walking the Walk is Hard

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I can often find myself "talking the talk" but doing the actual work is a lot harder. These past few days I've been trying to make some changes. I know right now they are just small changes. I've started doing jumping jacks. It sounds silly, but I am proud of myself. Before, I wouldn't even bother and I simply said: It's too hard. My kids laugh at me---I am a sight to see, all 287 pounds of me jumping up and down. I would rather them see me try to make changes in my life, than wonder why I gave up.

The next step for me will be to get outside. My goal is to walk consistently and then to run. I started running in May of 2005. I did it for a year and LOVED it. When I found out I was pregnant with our third child, I quit running. I never went back to it! Ah, how I miss it. Running was a huge challenge for me. My goal was simply to do it---I want that back.

I read a great article yesterday here at SP---I wish I could remember the title to put down a link. Anyway, one of the topics was to "come out of seclusion." That is what I am doing right now. I want to surround myself with people who are supportive and in return give support right back.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ---Lao Tzu
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    Good for you. I'm sure with all your motivation and support that you'll meet your goals! emoticon
    1964 days ago
    Judging by your photos, you have some EXCELLENT reasons to want to be healthy and stick around for a long time! You're right - MUCH better that they see a Mom who is interested in growing and changing!
    1964 days ago
    The kids are great motivation, aren't they? It's great that they can see you fighting for what you want. And just think how great it will be for them to see you succeed and learn that you can do anything you put your mind to.

    Running is wonderful, I love it too. Keep up the great work and you'll be back running again in no time!

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