Thursday, July 5, 2012

Greatness is earned, never awarded

I've recently taken on a love of running and working out.  Working out and getting healthy have never been a top priority for me, and I often used the "no time" as and excuse.  I started working out with a group of ladies at church and it has now become a passion for me.  Not only do I love getting healthy, but I also enjoy encouraging and pushing others to do the same.  I love the turbo fire workout by beachbody, and also the shakeology drinks.  I started around February and have since dropped 16 pounds.  I'm in the best shape I've been in since I had my first child 14 years ago!  My diet has changed tremendously and I log everything I eat.  Keeping up with my food intake makes a big difference. 

I will say that staying healthy and fit has been quite a challenge.  It's not easy, but does get easier as you habits and lifestyle begin to change.  It not only improves you physically, but also mentally.  I never knew how emotionally healthy exercising could be until now.  I just encourage you to keep it up, and make time.  Even a short 15 minute workout is better than nothing!

 My goal is to train and run in the Walt Disney World marathon.  I've actually got my first mile down to 8:22, and have signed up for my first race in August.  It's a 5k obstacle course, and involves a lot of mud!  This race is mostly just for fun, but my goal is to simply finish it!  I have a long journey ahead before I reach my goal, but I'm so determined to get there! I can do this!  I'll be keeping you all posted!


Unknown said...

I love running and working out but I have been in a big slump. This inspired me to get up and just do it :) Having a goal like a Marathon make it fun!

Baby N's Mom said...

Good luck with the training. I'm signed up for Goofy 2013! Taking a little break from a busy spring race season and will start the heaving lifting in September. Congrats on finding a group and the strength to keep motivated. You will do great in January!


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