Being a mom means not always doing what I want to do. Many a time I didn't make it to the gym because the kids didn't want to go or they didn't feel good. I didn't like taking them when they were really young because I was a germaphobe. Now that they are getting bigger and things are getting easier, I'm finding more time for myself and in return, am starting to feel like myself once again. I'm getting back to doing the things I did before I was just mom. Working out makes me feel good about myself. It makes me happier....and when mom is happier- the whole family is happier!
Normally, I'm not an envious person. However, I do have what I call runners envy! When I watch someone run, it seems so freeing, so exhilarating...like they are running their worries away. Running to me seems like such a fulfilling, gratifying workout. The act just amazes me. I want to run so badly and the fact that I find it nearly impossible makes it even more fascinating to me. How the hell do people do it?
My fitness resolution for 2013 was to push myself in my workouts. I have been living up to my word by trying new classes such as Pilate's which I really like -and yoga. I've also been attempting to run. Last week I started off slow, running for 2-3 minutes then walking 5 and repeating. I tried pushing myself further but felt like I couldn't breathe! Today, I ran 5 minutes and walked 5 then repeated the cycle. It felt great to get past the 3 minutes! Tomorrow I plan on pushing myself to 6 minutes. Hopefully in a few months I will be able to reach my goal of running a full 1/2 hour. Setting these small goals and making them have made me feel accomplished and allowed me to feel as though reaching the 30 minutes in attainable.
If I can run...I'll feel like I can do anything!
Anyone have any tips to keep me going? Anything is appreciated!