Exercise. Oh, the dreaded word. Sometimes I just don’t know what to think about it. On one hand, I think it needs to be a necessary part of everyone’s life. On the other hand? Well, on the other hand I’m tired. When it’s already 8:00 at night and my bed sheets are calling my name, I have trouble committing.
I was so proud of myself in October when I attempted the 30-day shred challenge. I felt better. I had more energy. I was taking care of myself. But as soon as the challenge was over I went right back to my lazy ways.
I’m shrugging my shoulders right now because I really can’t figure it out. If my body feels better and my brain seems clearer then why don’t I want to workout? It makes no sense to me.
There have been many times that I’ve thought about running. Then I laugh at myself and tell myself I could never ever be a runner. And then I laugh some more. Because it’s just so ridiculous. How does a couch potato go from being couch-potato-y to being a runner?
The answer I’ve found is the Couch to 5K program. I’ve tried it before. No, scratch that. I completed Day 1 and then gave up. My excuse? It made me breathe too hard. No seriously. I thought I was dying.
But deep inside me, in the depths of my non-exercising soul, exists a powerful lady. One that can get up off her ass and actually do something. Get healthy. Be motivated.
I can run. I know I can. God gave me this able body and I have to do something with it before I drown in my own tears of shame.
And because I’m a mom, I will liken this to a Thomas the Train book that I often read to the boys. Little Engines Can Do Big Things. Oh yes. I just went there with that analogy.
I’m the little train that could, ya’ll. Now who wants to take bets on how far I’ll make it up the hill?
For anyone who is wondering – I am using this iphone app to train.