Friday, June 3, 2011
You can RuN....
Few of us know what we are capable of doing… we have never pushed ourselves hard enough to find out. – Alfred A. Montapert
Since that day I have not really looked back, I just try and get better and better. I have finished my first two 5 K's and my first 10 K and I just can't wait to improve each time. I'm not super fast, I'm not the best. But, it's a great feeling and sense of accomplishment that you get from running. I only compete with myself. It's very stress relieving for me, an energy and mood booster, and I feel like my body is stronger. So many people say to me..."oh, I'm not a runner, I wish I could run." I have to tell you, I was there only a few months ago and I believe you can!!!
You don't have to be into running. Find some other form of exercise that you think you would enjoy. But don't feel discouraged about exercise and feel frumpy all the time....you can get that body you want!!! Really!! You have to try, you have to be healthy. It's as hard for me as anybody. I have 4 children, I gained 65-70 pounds with each of them and have gotten back down to my pre-pregnancy weight with each of them. Many people do it, some are just lucky!! Dang them! But, I actually like exercise and that is what I do...very consistent exercise and I believe that is what worked for me. Now, eating healthy most of the time....I'm okay at it, but not super great, I wish I was better. But, I love health, exercise, fitness. I could read articles and resources, try new exercises etc, etc. all day long if I could. I just love it!! I love to learn about it, I love to try new things. I still have a lot of work to do to get my perfect body and health :) But, I believe it is achievable. I will get there if I keep going.
"The task ahead of you is never greater than the strength within you." - Unknown
Now I really don't want to sound cheesy and I totally am on my soap box right now..LOL. I am not the perfect role model of health by all means. But, I want to motivate people, I want to help those struggling with weight or those wanting to exercise but just don't, to get into it and do it for their health. If you are unhappy with yourself you don't have to be. Nobody has the perfect body, you don't have to be super skinny to feel good. But, I guarantee you that consistent exercise will be a natural mood booster, energy booster, stress reliever. It's such a passion of mine, and I know how yucky you feel when you are overweight or just don't exercise or frumpy feeling, it doesn't feel good, it brings you down, it keeps you at home when you could be doing something else with family or friends...playing with your kids. It's such a downer and it doesn't have to be. So, get out and go!!! If you want to lose weight, if you want to get toned, if you want to eat healthier.....I believe in YOU! Let's do it together!!
“There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who think they can and those who think they can’t…And they are both right!”
Tell me what you struggle with, do you have a lot of weight to lose? Do you need motivation? What do you like to do for exercise? Questions?? I'd love your comments, tips...anything you'd like to share!!
*update- to see what I've done since realizing I can run you can see a recap of all my races so far HERE :)
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