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!