You may be wondering why I decided on the title I chose. Well about 2 months ago I decided to become a runner. I am a very slow runner, otherwise known in the running world as a turtle. I am determined to become faster and maybe someday become a racer. Therefore, I chose breaks out of her shell. Join me on my journey. As this turtle breaks out of her shell.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Feeling like I ran into a wall.

Do you ever have days when you feel like the above image?? Well I did yesterday. It just seems like the more I run, the more I feel like I am running right into a wall :)!! I know this is normal and maybe I am just trying to reach my goals too fast. Like I said in the other post, I do try to keep up with Anthony but it just seems like I can't . You know the whole testosterone vs. estrogen thing. I know in my head that he has been working out a whole lot longer than me and therefore is more physically fit, but I feel like after working out for 3 years I should be further along physically. But I have to tell myself that I HAVE been only running for 2 months and I am doing pretty good. Also I got on the scale this morning and I had gained a pound!! This image shows how I felt.
But once I again I have to tell myself it could be because I am lifting weights and my muscles are getting bigger?

I don't know about how anyone else feels but I feel like this journey of becoming healthy and fit is one of the hardest I have ever been on. But all I can do is take each day as it comes and when I feel like I hit a wall. Just get up and climb over it as fast as I can!!!!


Marie said...

You're doing great, Jamie! Keep going! Guys are just wired differently, so try not to compare. You'll get there soon. Just keep running, don't stop.

Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm now following you, too!

Jamie said...

Thanks Marie!! I have fallen in love with running. It gets a little easier each time. I love your blog too!! My husband has always been competitive. He has been power lifting for 20 years. So he is physically stronger than I am. Thanks for following me.