Thursday, September 30, 2010

One day at a time

Ever get that workout high?  For years and years I looked and waited for it, to no avail.  Last year while going through the most stressful situation I had ever been in (Husband left me for someone 16 years younger than him), I manage to luckily find that workout high.  I would get on my elliptical every night, work my body hard, and get all the anger I had out... it was the best therapy (although I did see a counselor, knew I couldn't handle it completely on my own) I could have asked for.  It could have been that going from such a low throughout the day, to the wonderful rush of endorphins while working out is what eventually led me to find that wonderful, elusive high.  Whatever it was, has led me to this point... enjoying any and all workouts immensely!

If I can keep my momentum up, I am seriously considering working my way towards taking a personal training course.  There is an option through a local university that is online, over two years.  This would set me up perfectly for when my youngest goes to school full time.  I've been thinking long and hard over what I should look at doing when that dreaded day comes.  Whatever I do, needs to worked around the boys school schedule, as I want to be home when they finish for the day.  Something to think about anyways!

I did make it to Boot Camp today!!!  Felt wonderful to push myself!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Slowly finding my way back!

The last two weeks I've made it to Boot Camp Thursday mornings, Tuesday's just haven't worked out.  Today I made it down to the track for a run, a total of 6km, 5km running.  It was extremely hard work!  I ran for a kilometer (4.5 laps), and walked half a lap.

Tomorrow I will be attending Boot Camp, and will most likely be seriously hurting after lol.  I am looking forward to seeing progress again, losing these annoying 10lbs that have snuck up on me this last year.  I then look forward to getting my body into the best shape of it's life!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where did the summer go??

I can't believe I am going to type this... but I haven't gone for a run since I did my 5km race in June!!!  I feel really bad for that... I hate that I didn't get any runs in this summer.  It's not to say I wasn't busy, just a different kind of busy.  I spent a total of 4.5 weeks camping with my boys, and the in between time trying to stay on top of the house and yard work.  But now that school has started back up, I have no more excuses for getting my body moving again.

I am now sitting at 147 lbs, which is 10 lbs up from where I was last year.  I am still happy with how I look, although I would much prefer to be back in the 130's.  To that end, I will start back up with my running this coming week.  Monday's, Wednesday's and Friday's I will get my runs in with the little guy in the stroller.  On Tuesdays & Thursdays I have no kids in the mornings!  To start I will join a boot camp class at the gym I just signed up at.  In a few months when I am back down, I will seek out a personal trainer to work on building muscle tone.

I refuse to allow myself to get heavy again... I do not want to have wasted all my hard work last year.