Merry Christmas! It was a white one here in Ohio but nothing compared to our friends and family in Kentucky and Virginia. But, let me get right to the point..
I have been an absolute lazy lazy lazy lady. I've done NO running or exercising. Unless you count the reps as I pick up cookies and they enter my mouth. I feel very very large. Some of my pants are getting a little too snug. I'm ashamed to say it but I actually feel very unhealthy and a little out of control. I've had ENOUGH! This is NOT me.
The past few weeks, I've made a lot excuses including:
I'll start once we move (to our new house not at parents)
It's too dark when I get home from work
I can't get up early because I didn't get to bed early enough
My job takes a lot out of me
It's too cold
I don't have anyone to run with
I just want to relax
I'll do it tomorrow
I don't have anywhere to run
I just ate.. I'll wait 30 minutes then go
and a few others I'm sure I'm missing.
But, enough is enough. Seriously. This is NOT me. I have just got to stop with all the excuses and just get moving. I've got to dig deep and snap out of this phase. It's going to be hard but IT'S A MUST. This is a slippery slope I don't want to go down.
For every excuse above, I have an answer. I know how to do this. I just have to do it.
I've spent most of today reflecting on the year. We have had many changes. We have had many ups and downs. This happens every winter, I'm no doctor but I'll call it seasonal depression and laziness. During the winter I always get down on myself. I eat a lot and exercise little that causes some negativity that needs to be kicked to the curb. While opening my gifts which included some great additions to my running gear. I decided that today was the day. I don't need to wait until Jan. 1st to make a change. I can change right now.
I gave my Dad a Hal Higdon personal training schedule for the April 30th Derby City Mini Marathon. In getting it all together I came across a few articles, training schedules and races but you'll have to stay tuned to see everything. Change doesn't happen over night so slowly but surely I WILL SNAP OUT OF THIS. However, Mom and I walked for 45 minutes through the snow yesterday..but there is much work to do.
I hope you stay tuned for my journey... and maybe a few others will join us. Merry Christmas. I am thankful and celebrating the birth of the one who provided hope that allows use to renew our strength..(Isaiah 40:31)