C25k- Couch Potato to 5k in 2 months..

16 Jan

I’m coming to terms with reality. I have become less than pleased with my weight and it’s been “weighing” on my mind more than it should. I am bucking up and changing that. Like I said yesterday, today is a new start for me. I recently read an article about how it takes 21 days to make something a habit. That is a mere 3 weeks to turn anything unsatisfactory around. Today was my 1 in 21 to turn a number of things in my life around. I plan on working out every day for the next 3 weeks, I plan to blog for the next 20 days, I plan to eat right (no exceptions) for the next 20 days and I plan to take the time to be grateful every single day for the next 20 days and many more following that.

So this could sound extreme.. it could sound ridiculous or it could make sense. I don’t necessarily plan to work out and be a calorie counting Nazi (which I am known to become & realize it doesn’t make for fun company) for the rest of my life, but I realize I need a change and this is how I am jump starting it. Like many women, I have had an ongoing body image issues since… the 3rd grade. I realize that it only becomes easier to skip a work out or completely blow a healthy days diet, the more often you let it happen. I am planning and hoping to let these 21 days shape me into the person I want to live my life as. A happy, healthy & accomplished woman who is comfortable in her own skin.

I gave myself a little pep talk before I went to bed last night. I woke up this morning feeling great about things, I was able to get some stuff done around our house that I’ve been meaning to do for too long now, then I headed off to the gym.  After 5 uncomfortable minutes on the elliptical, I remembered a free iPhone app that a friend referred me to called Couch to 5k. I decided to put it to use. I was pleased with the layout and the friendly way it lets you ease into running 3+ miles on the regular in just 2 months. If you’ve not heard of it and have an Android or iPhone, I suggest you check it out… did I mention its FREE? I am actually really excited to put it to use. I have dedicated an early morning work out to trying day 2 of C25k, tomorrow!!


A bright note in my day - My gym finally got Stairmasters!! My old best friend and motivation to keep coming back!






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