Friday, August 17, 2012

I Ran!

Since I've become unemployed, I have started an exercise routine. I should have done it long before then, but hey, I always came up with excuses. Most of them involved my writing. If I exercised, it took my meager time away from something I loved. So I didn't do it.

That's all changed now. Sure, having plenty of time to write has been the biggest help, but I truly think that if I got a job tomorrow, I wouldn't change my new routine.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I put my gym membership to good use. And on Tuesday and Thursday I walk outside (I LOVE the outside) for 60 minutes. I love this routine and I'm upset if it rains on Tuesday or Thursday (then I have to use the treadmill, which I'm not thrilled at using, except I can get 60 minutes of reading done).

I keep pushing myself at the gym. Adding repetitions until 15 is easy, then increasing the weights. I'm not at where I had been back in 2009, but I'm getting close. Yesterday showed me that.

I actually ran! Not a lot, but more than I thought I could do. And I wasn't really out of breath (although my legs hurt). I impressed myself! Next time maybe I will run longer.

I'm committed to getting into shape. To be stronger. To have endurance.

Me being able to run has shown me I'm actually getting there!

Now, if I can only curb my eating so I can actually lose weight. But hey, muscle weighs more than fat. And burns more calories. So eventually the weight will drop. Gotta look at the positives!


Maria Zannini said...

Doing yoga was the best thing I ever did for myself. I am stronger, more flexible and have greatly reduced the pain from my injuries.

Plus I'm losing weight, so win-win.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - Good for you! Doesn't it feel good when you know you're doing good things for your body? I think my body appreciates it!

And I am losing weight. Just slowly. But hey, it came on slowly, so what can I expect? At least the numbers on the scale are going DOWN.

LD Masterson said...

You go, girl.

Jennette Marie Powell said...

The treadmill is the only exercise I've been able to stick with because I can read, so I don't get bored. Glad you found something that works for you!