Run Girl, Run!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
I've always envied the blonde girls with the perky ponytails who run around the walking track instead of huffing and puffing along before giving up. Seriously, I sounded like the "Little Engine That Could". And at the end instead of "I thought I could." I would say "I guess I can't." It's really been pitiful. Since I've lost 27 lbs. so far... I'm breathing and moving a little bit easier. I read an inspirational blog post on this blog www.runsforcookies.com/p
and I decided that I want ALL of those things so much more than I want a number on the scale. I also read a guest blogger post there today by Carly www.runsforcookies.com/2
where she mentioned the Couch to 5k program. I'd tried it before but I wasn't successful because I didn't believe that overweight people should run because I'd look gross. I was really inspired by Carly's tips and I printed out the Couch to 5k program so I could try again. This time... I don't care who sees me or how I look. I'm in it for me, for my health, and if they don't like it they can look the other way. I made an inspirational 30 minute long playlist so I'd have time to warm up and cool down. (Who run the world? Girls! Ha.) Then I got my 10 year old with boundless energy to lace up her shoes so she could go with me. I'm thinking this could be really fun girl time and as a bonus it'll run her down a bit and maybe her ADHD symptoms will decrease. A girl can dream right?
Then we went! It's windy, overcast, and yucky but we sweated and turned beet red. Apparently, she's not in the shape she thought she was either. LOL That's okay. We'll get there. Oh, one more thing. To document this journey... I took a photo in my work out clothes before we left. This is me at 282 lbs. hopefully I won't be that too much longer.
P.S. If I can do it... so can you!