Watching my husband get into such great shape is also very motivating. He's now in training for his first marathon. knowing how much I hate running, I could never do that (I don't think- just don't double dog dare me!). The other day I saw a quote on this blog that I follow that struck a chord. It said "a year from now, you will wish you had started today."
That totally motivated me.
What a blessing it would be if I felt better, looked better and had a healthier future? If I really got serious and pushed myself to run. And it would take a big push! But do I really have time in my busy schedule to make this happen? I think it would require a better jogger stroller for Little Girl. I can almost see myself jogging after dropping off Big Girl at school in the morning. Almost... Maybe some cute workout outfits would also help. Or how about blogging about my experience making myself accountable to the world (the small world that reads my silly blog)?
After sharing my goal with my husband (possibly my first mistake) he decided to take me out running with him and Little Boy. So yesterday, at 5:30am, on a Tuesday, we ran/walked for a slow mile. I came home and within minutes, while making my bed, my lower back started hurting and bothered me the rest of the day.... great. This makes me depressed. Then today I have a weird pain in my achilles tendon and a touch of diarrhea (TMI?). Is my body boycotting? Does a 22 minute mile give me motivation or humiliation? I am still not sure. On our run, after a one mile loop we ended up back at my house and I had the option to stop or keep going. I chose to stop because I didn't want to be sore at the aquarium that day. I said to my guys "why don't we drop off the weakest link and pick up the pace for the second mile?" They both assured me that I wasn't the weak link. "What do you mean? I was talking about Little Boy!" Was my joking reply.
One thing I know is that if I am going to start this I will need to keep my sense of humor intact because I would rather laugh at myself than cry. Wish me luck! I think it's going to suck for a while... And if my blogging suffers -then so be it. There are bigger fish to fry (aka calories to burn) here.