Monday, August 19, 2013

Starting over

Well a few weeks off from running turned quickly into 16! Moving across the country was part of my derailment, as well as returning to work full-time, and just flat out losing my ability to juggle and multi-task - BUT I'm slowly getting into a routine, and today I woke up and decided I NEEDED to get back into jogging regularly.

I knew it would not be an easy thing - which only made me procrastinate even longer at getting back on the treadmill. It just kept staring me down, day after day....


It's in the middle of our living room - we don't really have anywhere else to put it and I knew if it stayed in the garage, I'd NEVER make it back.


So here it has sat, the past two and a half months, staring me down, collecting dust...I seriously started feeling guilty for not using it. 

Today is a new day - I realized that I started jogging doing the Couch-to-5k a year ago on August 1st, 2012. And in those first two months, I was SO determined and motivated and dedicated, blah blah blah...that I lost 20 pounds in the first two months. And then life happened and it got harder to maintain that motivation and fitness spirit. So since then I've been "yo-yo'ing" you could say. Up 5, down 5, up 10, down 15, up 5, so on and so forth - you get it, I'm sure many of you have been there. 

Well I'm ready to stop this in between nonsense and get back into a regular exercise routine. I've realized this blog holds me accountable - somehow - by writing about my daily workouts it makes me actually do them the next day. I stopped blogging for the most part, and I stopped exercising as well. 

So I've decided this little place of the blog world is just going to have to turn into my log of exercising, if nothing else - for the time being. Again. Hey, it worked a year ago - the only difference now is that I'm in a new state, working full-time. 

Being healthy and comfortable in my own skin is extremely important to me - I have to start making it a priority and finding the time to fit it all in! 

Today was the first day back on the treadmill...and it wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. I definitely lost my endurance, but it wasn't like last August when I started the C25K - and I'm very thankful for that! But it's also just day one, and it did take me about 50 minutes to run 3.1 miles. But I did it, and that's what counts today!!

I'm going to set weekly exercise goals - and log them here. Tomorrow I hope to have it all planned out!

5 comments:

  1. Hey!!!! I've missed you! I was so happy to pull up my blog roll and see you on it!!!

    Congrats on getting back on the train, er, treadmill! I can't believe you busted out a 5k right off the get-go! I'm super impressed! I'm looking forward to reading about your progress, I'm hoping it will motivate me to get my butt up and on my mill again.

    Welcome back!

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  2. Welcome back, friend! I hadn't realized it until I read your post, but I got away from writing about my daily workouts, too, which has made it easier to skip them! I just assumed that since they were the same every day, no one wanted to read about them, but like you, I started my blog for some accountability. It's so crazy the kinds of transformations our blogs go through (and our lives too, I guess--though that goes more for you than me)!

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  3. Welcome back!! Get back on that treadmill and show it who's boss!! You can do it!

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  4. Yay, so happy youre back and will be posting again :)

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