Sunday, January 17, 2010

Working Out

A few years ago I started to get into shape... I did a few 5K's and was running fairly regularly.  I loved the way I felt... but hated running. Sorry runners... I still think you're crazy.  Maybe I'll change my mind someday, but for now, I just don't dig it.

So frankly... I stopped. I started by just not exercising... then slowly my very bad habits all came back.  And so now... I'm trying again.

I went to the gym twice this week.  I biked, I treadmilled, I even lifted a few weights.  And I ate salad.  Wow, haven't had salad in a LONG time, lol. But it was pretty yummy. :)

For years I have gone back and forth about weight... in my head.  Part of me says that if people are decent, they will see past my weight and see the real, awesome me.  And I think I hid behind that for a long time.  And it's true... those are the types of people we want around us right?  But really... that's an excuse... even if it was not a consious one.  The other part of me thought about how nice it would be to shop at any store I'd like to shop at. :)  Or be the Hot Mom, lol.  But really, at this point, I'm doing it for my health. I'm happier when I work out. I am more productive, and I feel better... mentally and physically.  So from time to time you might hear me talk about it... and update on my weight loss.  Maybe a picture or two. :)  Anyone want to join me? :)


Christopher And Tia said...

I'm one of the few that love running. I guess I just love the accomplishment of it. I hate how I have to ice my knees, and I hate how easily I get sick of my routes, but I love running.

I just finally got to the point where I'm working out for my health, not to lose weight.

I know what you mean, about how we want to have friends that will accept us no matter what our weight is at, but at the same time, I want to have friends that encourage me to live a healthy lifestyle, ya know?

I look forward to your posts on fitness. Now that I'm pregnant, I'll be doing more reading, and less doing, haha.

Kelly O. said...

I used to run too....not for me though... I joined curves club for ladies in October--I feel better-- I lost some weight--then I got pregnant--not at all a bad thing,
except for weight loss!
p.s. I'm still going

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Right there with ya. I've still got pesky pregnancy pounds on me that I'd love to see gone. However, after two kiddos I'm thinking now that my goal and purpose is overall health. Heart health, head health (yay for endorphins!) and overall fitness. Keep up the good work! :)