I have decided to start my posts with what I am currently reading and what I am currently listening to. Sometimes it is the desire to read a few more pages or listen to some great music that gets me motivated enough to get out of bed and workout, hey whatever works right.
Currently Reading: Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel. Currently Listening to: Hip Hop BBQ on Pandora
So, here we are on May 18th. After 18 days I have moved 58 miles. I have to say that I have never felt better. My alarm volume must have been turned down (probably by my 2 year old), so even though I set it, I couldn’t hear it go off at 5. I did wake up on my own at 5:06 according to my clock (good thing my clock is set 7 minutes fast). I was in fact out of bed at 4:59 anyway.
Like I had mentioned in a past post…they say it takes 21 days to make a habit and I surely believe this is true. Both days this weekend I woke up at 5am, luckily one of those days I was able to go back to sleep. I take Saturday and Sunday off from the gym. I feel that I deserve days of “rest” and those keep me motivated to keep going the next week. Plus, walking to the park or around the block, playing with the kids outside and doing household chores are all exercise anyway. Come Monday, I actually look forward to going to the gym.
The familiar faces, the way that it starts my day and week on a great foot and lastly how I feel once I am done with my exercise for that day. Today I checked another 6 miles off my to do list for May. That takes my total up to 58 miles in 18 days, 42 miles left in 12 days. Then what? Another challenge, more miles in June. I will still be in the middle of the move every day for 100 days as it is on day 25 of that challenge, but they sure do seem to go hand in hand.
I am in a wedding in June, need to make sure I fit into my bridesmaid dress…Lol! I am running a 5k a couple weeks after that, my first race since Thanksgiving. I turn 35 in August and I want to look the BEST that I have ever looked, feel the best that I have EVER felt to celebrate how the last 5 years have been the years of ME. I am running a half marathon in October…something to look forward to. Something I did twice in my former life and haven’t been brave enough to go out and do in the last 5 years. All of these challenges are is just helping me get my body in the right condition to do that.
My husband said to me last week….”whatever it is you are doing, keep doing it because you look great!” He doesn’t really care much at all what I physically look like, but he knows that I take great pride in taking care of myself. Him saying that was just the right amount of encouragement and support, without him sounding like a superficial Ahole..lol.
Looking forward to a great week.