I am beginning a Couch to 5K program this morning. I am certain this will kill me. The old me.
I am excited for the future with this program, and the paths it will open for me.
I am not a runner. Never have been. But I want to get back in the habit of exercising. I know that my body isn’t going to like it at first…maybe never…but it will be good for my mind, body and soul.
What things do you do to stay in the healthy mindset? How are your New Year goals going this January?
I know that I have posted this before…but I needed it again. Discovering the roads that you want to walk down are the hardest. Paving one should be easier right since it is your path.
Choices…not just the right way or the wrong way…but every decision begins with a step–down a path—but, is it the path you want to be on is the question.
No matter what is going on…there is always hope.
Love where I live…
It’s been an exciting week for me, with lots of changes I will talking about next week. Overall good things that have come from hard work and excellent leadership examples.
Today I needed to rest, and take this in. Tomorrow will be busy, but ready for the opportunity that it brings.
So I have confessed that I have had weight gain the past several months. Well, back up to 197 is not a good feeling!! I had been maintaining for several months, and as my friend Beth pointed out, maintaining is difficult to do. At least I haven’t been gaining this entire time.
Putting on the weight has been very easy to do. Getting it back off (especially at 51 years of age) is hard. I saw my weight loss doctor and nutritionist for my 18 month check up, and they suggested I do a reset. The reset is titled “Getting Back on Track!”, and I began on Monday. I am doing a liquid fast (juices, jello, no protein shakes or solid foods) for at least two to three days. I didn’t want to start it before Thanksgiving or the Bestie weekend…so three weeks from Christmas I begin again.
I hadn’t been exercising either. So Monday, got up (later than normal but got up), and walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes. Not great, but it is a start – again. David and I are signed up for the 5k that we did a year ago. I had high hopes for cutting down my time, but now all I want to do is be able to finish again.
It is frustrating how easy it is to lose track of a habit that benefits me. I love the effects the weight loss surgery has given me (a great tool), but it still takes effort and work. Nothing is easy (apparently putting the weight on is!), but I know that I am not perfect and the baby steps have begun again.
Journey to healthy…again.
Today I begin classes again. I am nervous and excited.
I got my toes done on Saturday and realized that the color matches my new backpack.
I just purchased the backpack. I have lots of totes and bags but not a backpack.
So on our recent trip to LSU, I got a backpack. I so feel like an actual student!
Ready for what today holds…
So, last week I moved my cheese.
I quit my job. I have worked there for 12 years, doing a variety of things. It is different not having to go in on a Monday morning. It is different not dreading Monday.
Yesterday was the first time in a very long time I sat in my church just as a church member.
God has placed the right people in place for me to let go. Let go. If any of you know me, you know how very difficult that truly is. Letting go for me has never been easy. This was different. God let this go. He is letting me relax in this guided path.
I will still be there as a consultant when they need me. If they need me.
But this week, new habits, new routines, new beginnings.