16 days ago, on April 27th to be exact I made a promise to myself to move every day for 100 days. Then May 1st I signed up for a Facebook group #may100miles. I am trying really hard to stay fit, stay in shape and maybe tone up just a bit.
Fast forward to May 12th and I have moved in some way, shape or form for each of the last 16 days, whether walking to the park, running at the gym or walking to get my kids from school. I have found a way to move each day, no excuses. I am very busy, but never too busy to make time for me. I set my alarm earlier than I need to, they say 21 days to make a habit. Well I have been setting my alarm for 5am for about a month now and both days this week, I woke up before the alarm even went off. I guess you could say that my body is in the habit.
This morning my eyes opened up at 4:40am and I was ready to go. I had ran 2.5 miles and got home before anyone even knew I’d left. I am not sure that I have ever felt more physically amazing, confident and competent in my life. I am more awake, alert and productive on days that I work out first thing. My food choices are often much healthier if I start the day with my body in mind. I work hard to keep my whole day on track, I don’t want to lose the momentum that I have built for myself. I look forward to going to the gym now, because I know that it is going to start my whole day on the right foot. Plus, it’s my ME time.
I finished a book this morning while running, Water for Elephants (which was great by the way) and also checked off on another challenge for me, reading 50 books this year. I also listened to my favorite work out station on Pandora (hip hop BBQ), while knocking down Miles 35,36 and 37 for May. In case you haven’t noticed, I love challenges.
I love to be able to check things off a list and see that I am making my way towards a goal. The only person who sets these challenges for me, is me. No one ever tells me that I don’t work hard enough, I don’t look good enough, I don’t read enough or I don’t move enough. I surround myself by people who support me, love me and motivate me. I do this only for me, so that I feel the best that I am capable of feeling.
I am not what anyone would call out of shape and I really like what I see when I look in the mirror. I have had 3 children and am getting really close to my 35th birthday. Though, I hate when people say things like “I look really good for having 3 kids” or “I look really good for almost 35 years old”. How about just simply…”I look good”!