Sunday, January 3, 2010

Start again again

I started a blog once before. I was just starting to run and had high hopes and a ton of questions lol. I also didn't post often and I don't know that this blog will be any better but I am going to try. I am also going to keep this one to myself for a little bit. If anyone finds it on their own and wants to follow then that would be great but I am not going to worry about it either way.

About a year and a half ago I got tired of talking about getting in shape and decided to do whatever I had to in order to actually be in shape. I started eating healthier, this began with my cutting out all fast food and soda and grew to a point where the majority of my meals were homemade, good for me and quite yummy if I do say so myself. I also started moving. I have always been something of a walker but I decided to turn my enjoyment of walking into something more. I read all the information I could find and decided on a training program that transitioned from walking to running. Its a great program and I recommend it for anyone who is interested in running in a safe and healthy way, here is the website. There was great success with the program and I started running more and from there I started working out more and so forth. I continued to learn as much as I could about running and general health. I started doing races and was planning on a Half Marathon. Then it happened.

I stopped.

There were many factors in the stopping and I could spend weeks writing them out here but it would just end the same. I stopped. Everything. I didn't run, I didn't eat healthy, there was no exercise at all. Most of my meals were fattening and I started eating fast food again. Its like I woke up one day and said to myself, 'none of that stuff is important, just ignore it' and I did. I lost everything that was important to me about who I was.

We all have traits or even quirks about ourselves that we like and sometimes love. Mine was being strong, physically and mentally. I want that person back and am going to fight to find her. It isn't going to be easy but I believe that the things worth having most are worth fighting for and I am ready.
Enough slacking
Enough excuses
No more laziness
No more 'maybe I'll start tomorrows'

And BTW, I did do the Half Marathon but that is a story for another time

Today- Wave workout 40 mins- sweated my butt off and realized I had lost my center of gravity and my core strength, humbling