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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!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Week 6, Day 1, version 2 - getting back to it

OK, I am finding it much more difficult to keep this up on vacation than I thought I would.  For starters, its like 100 degrees here.  I am running on the treadmill in the house, so that isn't so much the problem, but the heat is wiping me out.  I feel so low energy that it is a Herculean effort to go upstairs for a run.  Also, I don't like running on the treadmill.  Even with the iPod and a TV in the room, I find it very boring to run in one spot.  That being said, I ran yesterday on the treadmill after having blown off running on Sunday AND Monday.  Our fourth of July party started on Saturday afternoon when the first revellers arrived.  The last of them did not leave my parent's house until Monday evening.  It was so much fun, but absolutely impossible to motivate for a run.

I have said it before, but getting off schedule is a big problem.  The routine is important and I think your body gets conditioned to the schedule.  Boy did I feel it yesterday.  It was a miserable run and I hated every second of it.  It is so tough when that happens because then the dread sets in for the next run.  I need to hit it again tomorrow, but I can't think of anything I want to do less.  I am loving the time I am spending with my family and so glad I still have 2 more weeks of vacation here, but in addition to seeing my husband, I look forward to getting back into the routine I love at home.  I don't think I will ever love running on the treadmill and as long as this heat holds up, I just can't bring myself to run in it.  Seriously, there is a 30 degree difference here from home...I did see that there is rain on the horizon this weekend, so I may take that opportunity to go outside and run.  THAT would be more like my home routine.

No matter where or how though, I need to just keep it up.  I will do my very best to bring a bit of sunshine back to my blog next time (and BTW, it is very difficult to write this blog here...the computer is upstairs and my kids are very bored up here!).  I don't want to let any of you down though nor do I want to let myself down, so I will push through this slump and I will do better!  Though it seems a little more challenging today to hang onto the motto, I will tell myself over and over until I am really feeling it again:  I CAN DO IT!


  1. It's hot here too...so I went to the gym and ran there, boooooooring! but cool

  2. Hi Theresa...I have just discovered the C25K program from one of my facebook friends. Having been "exercise-phobic" nearly all my adult life, the prospect of running never sounded like anything I'd want to do. I use to tell others that the only way you would ever see me running was if there were something big & scary with fangs chasing me! Similar, I suppose, to your experience with the growling dog that chased you around the car!
    I have just finished reading your entire blog, and I want to thank you for motivating me to start! I'm almost 46, and have started to finally take my health more seriously...something I wish I'd done so much sooner! I recently joined a gym, which I enjoy, but I find, as you did, that the treadmill is boring and the timer holds too much of my attention. So...I intend to only use the treadmill during really bad or hot weather.
    I don't want to hog your comment section, just want to tell you that I am truly inspired by your experience, and it is easy to see that, not only CAN you do it...YOU WILL DO IT!!! And I will too!

  3. It has been really hot and humid here too - plus I took a week off because I was so sick - but once you start getting back into the routine you will like it again. Try running before the sun comes up - or at 9:30 at night. That is what I have been dong all week and it has helped me. We will be on vacation next week so I will probably end up on the treadmill to - You can do it!