The title should probably be: I can jog…….slowly.
But oh well 🙂
I feel like I’ve been trying to lose weight my entire life, mostly because I have been.
I’ve been following a healthy lifestyle plan that Ben and I created (one of my next posts will be about that!), which really works when I follow it! I’ve lost 10 pounds since April, which honestly would be a lot more if I would follow it better. But still … it’s a loss!
And what’s even more exciting is that I’ve finally gotten into running! I’m terribly slow, but I realize I have to start somewhere. I have to be slow before I can go fast. I have a feeling it’s going to be worth the wait and the hard work!
My grandma passed away a few weeks ago, so I went to Indiana to visit my family. I usually use an elliptical for my cardio and wasn’t sure how I was going to get my workouts in regularly. My first day I decided to run a trail close by my parents’ house. To my surprise, I ran the entire thing without stopping (1.6 miles), which took about 26 minutes.
I was there for 12 days, and I ran 8 of those days and went to the gym another day because of the rain. One day I ran to the trail and then ran the trail twice (!) and then ran back to my parents’ house. I ran for 49 minutes straight.
When I got back home, I went for a 5 mile run and ran it without stopping once. It took me one hour.
I’m excited about the running because I know it’s going to help me lose weight faster!
It would have been awesome if I would have eaten really clean while in Indiana, but at least I can run now! Oh the places I will go… I’m pretty excited.
What have you accomplished recently that you are really proud of? How did you do it? I would love to hear your stories of overcoming something you thought you could never do.