Yeah…good plan

So, the runing you ask? I think I’ve done that two days. It’s just difficult to find time to do it. Especially since there are little people involved, who of course, cannot be left unsupervised. I guess one thing that has made it more difficult is that mom is out of town this week. Normally, she would be here and I could sneak out for a while during naps or whenever. How’s that for an excuse. And even with no running…no other exercise happened either. I should have cracked open the DVD case and popped one in. Again, not using time wisely. This exercise business is going to be a difficult habit for me to form it seems. I really want to do it. I feel better when I do it. The things I’ve been doing (DVD, walk/run) don’t take much time.

I should search the Weight Watchers site to see if I can find a challenge to join. I seemed to do well while participating in the 30 Day Shred challenge a couple months ago. I know that the exercise really helps to accelerate my weight loss as well. There’s the problem, I know all these things in my brain, I intend to do them, but that just doesn’t seem to happen most days. I doubt this weekend will be any better.

We are heading to Indy Friday night and Saturday. While there I will attend our former church’s Mother’s and Other’s Brunch (LOADS of points there I’m sure). I’m guessing we will also have several other meals out. We will be trying to see friends while there on a short visit as well. So, I better be careful what I eat and try not to sit around more than is necessary. I know the food will be delicious at the brunch, but I need to really be careful. I’m excited to say that some things that I think are a temptation are becoming less and less of a temptation lately. So, I’ll keep in mind that I feel much better when I try to choose some healthier options and not overdue “junk”. I’m also excited because I haven’t seen many who are attending since we moved almost 1 year ago….and almost 30 lbs ago!

Maybe no official exercise routine will happen again tomorrow, but I have plenty of housework–including SCRUBBING and hard water-stained tub–that should keep me on the move for most of the day.

Running

Well, more walking than running, but there was running. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but…I think I could learn to enjoy it. There…I said it. Now I can go back and eat all my words about HATING to run. I have a LOOOOOOONG way to go before I would consider myself a runner, but it’s a start. And that’s what’s important right now.

I took my 6-year-old along with me tonight so that he could get rid of some excess energy as well. He rode his bike, which he thought was so cool. That is the first time he’s ridden on the road. (No grown-up bikes and not really very good places to ride). I think I went about 1 1/2 miles tonight. I still cannot even imagine running/walking a marathon or even a half-marathon. But I’m not worried about that right now. Right now the focus is to work up to running longer distances at a stretch and getting my body used to doing it.

It was a little rainy for part of the time, but nothing major. Probably would have gone a bit farther, but it was chilly too, so didn’t want my little man getting too cold. He was pretty chilly by the time we were done, but he had a good time. He especially loved that we stopped at the neighbor’s house. We stopped to sell fish fry tickets, but he asked if he could go see her horses. Of course, she loves doing that, so out to the barn we went. He got to feed them and he climbed up to the hay mow and pushed down a bale of hay as well. One of the horses does some tricks and he thought that was very neat. Shakes head yes and no, bows, shakes your hand.

Not only was the running good, but the time spent with my little buddy was great too. And seeing him excited about me running towards him. Even the time spent at the neighbor’s. I need to make sure I find that one-on-one time with him more often. He misses out a bit more now that he is in school all day.

new shoes

I’ve been tossing around the idea of running. Yes, I said running. I’ve always gone on and on about how I HATE to run, why would anyone want to run if they don’t have to? And so on. So, why would I CHOOSE to run? I have been really lazy about doing my workout DVDs the last couple of weeks. I’m ready for something different. The weather is so nice.. It’s time to try something new.

My cousin told me about the Couch to 5K plan a long time ago. But of course I brushed it off because I HATED even the thought of running. Well, I revisited the site and decided that now is the time to give it a try. I like the plan because it starts out slow and increases the amount of running in small increments. Of course, if I were to just go out and decide to run I would be very discouraged and would give up quickly. But alternating walking and running makes it much more attainable. It also gives me a new goal to work toward, which is something I really need right now.

So…today while shopping I bought a new pair of running shoes. And those nice, new, WHITE (I don’t usually buy white tennis shoes) shoes went for their first walk/run tonight. Even though their owner didn’t really want to go along. The plan for this week is to run 3 days. Brisk warm-up walk for 5 min. The alternate 60 seconds running, 90 seconds walking for 20 minutes. I did the warmup and 6 runs. So I was close to that. I probably should have done one more interval, but the sun was setting and I figured I better get off the road.

Oh…and when I mentioned to my husband that I had just finished my first walk/run…he chuckled. I asked him why. He said it was just the thought of me running (I have never been althleticly inclined). I told him I would like to see him run. He said he can run just fine (uh, huh…back when he was in college). So…buddy, you better watch it…cuz now I have to prove him wrong! I can run if I want to.