"Me and running don't always see eye to eye. Some days it hurts more than others. But it doesn't mean I don't do it. I deal with it and I keep running because not everything that is good for you always feels good for you."
New Fitness Challenges for 2012
For the past three years, I have been trying to get to my goal weight. I started out with the goal of losing 40 pounds at 40. Well, here I am at 43 still trying to meet that goal. When I started I thought if I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes, and tried to watch what I ate it would be simple and I would be at my goal weight in a few months. Boy, was I in for a surprise. First, I found out that it wasn't as easy as when I was in my 20's. I found out that it took me longer to recover. Second, I didn't realized how bad I was addicted to sugar. I just didn't want to give it up. I tried Weight Watchers for about a year and lost around 15 pounds. But, I am bad about keeping up with points and all that. So, last year I just tried this and that. But, still did not want to give up those sweets. I would make up excuses, like if I go walk on the incline, well I can have that candy bar. I played around with jogging. But never liked it. This past summer I was outside with the hubby but could just never get over the huffing and puffing. That all changed about three months ago, I started walking 2 miles everyday outside with my hubby, and then we built up to a 3 mile course. I then gradually started adding in a little bit of jogging. I can now run a mile comfortably, but not too fast. I have been reading a lot of blogs by runners and love the encouragement. I also started weight training with the hubby and my son ( it helps to have a son who is a power-lifting champion who holds world records.) . I find it to be challenging but I love it!! I also have changed my eating habits. I have begun eating low carb with lots of veggies. I am even enjoying eating eggs which I hated in the past. So far, all of this seems to be working I have dropped 10lbs since Christmas, and my flapping old lady underarms are getting toned. So this is the challenge I have set for my self this year, I want to be able to run a 5k before the year ends. I can't wait to see what this year holds for me and I hope to meet my goal weight this year.