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!


  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!

  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)!

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

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


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