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I have been a stay at home mom for the last 5 years. I love being with my children and feel so blessed and lucky to have the opportunity to do so, but I often get lost in the shuffle of it all. I have tried to lose weight and get in shape many times in my life, with varying degrees of success. It has seemed especially hard since having kids. So, I've decided to sliver out a little piece of time for myself to get back in shape and get back to feeling good about myself. I am hoping that this blog will help me find an outlet to talk about my experiences and find a community of people who have similar goals. I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy writing it!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Week 3, Day 2 - just a matter of getting out the door

It has been a glorious weekend.  The best weather we've had all year and lots of fun activities, parties and BBQing.  The perfect Memorial Day weekend filled with lots of sunshine.  And let me just tell you, it has taken it out of me!  The entire family slept in this morning and the kids did not wake me until 8:30.  We got on with the morning shuffle of coffee, juice, oatmeal and at about 10:00 I decided that I needed to get moving or I might never make it out.  So I dressed and was ready to go, but was still finding it hard to take that step out of the house.  To be completely honest, I was not really motivated to run as much as I was motivated to not let myself down.  With some encouragement from my supportive husband and kids, however, I was able get a move on.

I started with a little audio book today though and walked a good 1/2 mile before I fired up the C25K podcast.  Was feeling a little slow and stiff and figured a little extra warm-up would do me right...which it did.  I felt much better during the entire run today than I did on W3D1.  At the end of my second interval, I was actually feeling like I could keep going.  In fact, when Mia announced that we were done, I still did one more run. 

I can't believe how far I've come in such a short time.  If I could bottle up how I feel about myself and let people sample it, everyone would be doing this.  And what is so crazy to me is that as good as I am feeling now and as far as I have come, I am still just at the beginning.  While I am intimidated by what is yet to come (W5D3, gulp), I am so excited to get there and know the feeling that will come with accomplishing it.  2010 did not get off to the best start for me and for a while there, it seemed like this would become just another year of broken resolutions.  I am so grateful to have found this program and that it has helped me find myself again.  No more doubt, no more excuses, no more forgetting to take care of me...I can do it!


  1. GOOD FOR YOU!! I just started my second week - although I opted to redo the first week due to my size.. the heat and looking out the window almost kept me in. but I packed up my chunky little dog and headed to the park.. I got it done and was glad that I did.. like you - many days not wanting to let myself down keeps me going ;-)

  2. W5D3 also terrifies me. I look ahead to it on the calendar and wonder how I can possibly do it, haha. BUT I also wondered that about Week 2, and the other day about Week 3, and I did them both. So I know when we get there we will be ready to tackle it!

    Saw something today that made me laugh, it was on a running t-shirt:
    "My Sport is Your Sport's Punishment"

  3. Congrats on getting out the door...sometimes the hardest part! What podcast are you listening too?

  4. Jo, I am listening to The Chubby Jones Podcast and I get it from iTunes. I really like her and her realness. The music isn't always my favorite, but it is pretty good most of the time. I really think she's funny though and she is doing the prgram along with her podcast.
    @Kelli - love the t-shirt. Gonna have to keep my eye out for it
    @LM- I've said it before, I am glad the heat isn't a problem I have to deal with. Good for you for beating it though. Everyone- keep up the great work! I love hearing from you all!

  5. Great job to all of you!! You're so right, heading out the door can be half of the battle. Even if you don't complete your run as scheduled, at least you went out and got moving! And that should count for something.

    @Kelli- *love* the t-shirt! I've always played other sports and maybe that's why I had a negative attitude about running. Never thought of it that way! Hehe! I'm working on changing my point of view.

    Shameless plug--I just recently completed W5 and lived to tell about it at www.imthemamaontherun.blogspot.com Feel free to stop in and check out my progress. If I can do it, so can you!! Keep up the good work, ladies!

  6. Have any of you ever ran in a running skirt? I got one this weekend and can't wait to try it out tomorrow! It has spandex shorts under it but the skirt covers up my fat thighs and butt!!!

  7. @Kim- no never, but VERY interested to see how that goes for you. I'll be heading to the east coast in a few weeks and I'll be there for three weeks and I know I'll be needed something short (that won't have my thighs rubbing together *sigh*)

  8. @Kim and @Theresa-I haven't ever tried them either, but I read another blog where the girl has several and really seems to like them. Come back and let us know what you think. I'd be interested in hearing about it.