Friday, September 17, 2010

News Flash: Exercising can be fun!

People have been telling me this for years but I always thought they were lying. Or that exercise could only be fun if you were a perfect 120lbs or were a professional athlete. But I have recently discovered that exercise really can be enjoyable. The only requirement is that you need to listen to your body and know your limits. For years I've been diving into intense workout routines and strict exercise regimens and thinking to myself "how can this be fun?". I never understood how people actually enjoyed it. This time I decided to start slowly and work my way up and I am so amazed at the fact that I'm actually enjoying it this time around. Other than the obvious benefits of weight loss, I've noticed a long list of advantages the most exciting being that I'm sleeping so well at night. Some of my favorite activities have become my spin class and a turbo jam dvd that I purchased online. But I can't deny I've always had a dream of being a runner. I don't know what it is about running but I've always admired those people that wake up at 5am just to run. I've always told myself that I could never do that because every time I've tried to run I've jumped on a treadmill and pushed it up to 5mph and never made it past 20seconds. But this time is different. I have recently stumbled upon a program called "Couch to 5K" it is an 8 week training program for beginners and it has completely changed the way that I feel about exercise. I have decided to spread the program out over 16 weeks rather than the original 8 weeks but I honestly think I can do this. I know I'll never be an Olympian but I might be able to fulfill a secret dream.


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging! You've gone great on your WLJ so far. I've lost 27 lbs but it's taken me a lot longer than 19 wks. You are off to a great start.

    Exercise can be fun! My back started acting up on Monday so I've been out of the gym since and I actually miss it. Crazy! And..I too want to be a runner. I've been running 2-3 miles each run and I love it. I want to run a 5k in Nov. I'm hoping this weekend I can get a run in if my back is feeling better.

    Congrats again!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Amanda! I'm trying to stay focused this time and I think that the blog will just be one more way to keep myself accountable. Thanks for following me! Hope your back feels better soon!

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