Yesterday was a pretty packed Thursday. I knew I had to get in a workout before work, but also knew I had to work a later shift so I didn’t want to wake up too early either [8pm crash + cubicle nap anyone?]
Thursday’s workout: my solo track party! I planned on doing 1 mi w/u w/a mi c/d and then 4x800s with 400 repeats. After the 2nd one I wanted to run inside and stick my head in a freezer; holy humidity! (and some of you say that it’s Fall – I’m jealous) Instead, I trekked through and finished. I was pretty gosh darn proud of myself 1 mi w/u – 4×800: 3:52/3:40/3:45/3:55
Twas a hot one! … in September
I have been thinking a lot about my fitness journey and how I went from this:
2009 – before
After: this year – and use at the pride parade in June
(sidenote: I’m giving 99.9% credit of that first outfit choice to J over at jseverydayfashion.com because I got to get to know about her at CFLBlogcon and have been addicted to her blog every since. Frugal fashion tips?! Sign me up!)
Each Friday, how about I share a Fit Fact that helped me along the way? Ok!
Friday’s Fit Fact #1: Start with 30 minutes a day of being active, somehow!
I used to be very, very sedentary. I would go to school, then go to work, and come home and veg in front of the TV. When I decided to change my lifestyle for good, I’d actually gotten rid of cable all together and started walking. Each day I’d walk Jaeden around my apartment complex. I’d up laps as I felt I could handle it (overweight + asthma is not a good combo) Eventually I made it up to a mile. When I was a bit bigger I was uncomfortable with going to the gym, so I stayed home and just made sure that I was up and active somehow. At one point Jaeden had to have knee surgery (2009) so I had to wheel him around in a doggie stroller. That, was fun, but we were still out and walking and that’s all that matters. (sidenote: he had a luxating patella – knee cap issue – so his weight was a big factor.) When Jaeden was able to be up and moving, we did his rehabilitation together – best buds Trying not to get stuck in the rut of sitting at work and then sitting at home started to give me more energy and the motivation to do more! Some think that you have to go all-in and do an hour at the gym every day to see results, but you have to start somewhere so that’s not the case.
I went from 28 lbs to 20, so anyone can do it!
I always say, if I can do it anyone can! You just have to start somewhere and keep going from there!
If you’ve been down a successful fitness journey, what was your first step?
I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences! My goal is to PAY FORWARD this mantra of REALIZING THE POWER OF ONE so that I turned MY STORY into MY PASSION. YES we are each ONE PERSON who can do so much: ONE goal at a time, ONE step at a time, ONE day at a time - celebrating ONE accomplishment at a time little by little to achieve ANYTHING!
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