Tuesday, April 2, 2013

No More Excuses

Mommy hood is hard. Exhausting, really. Completely worth it and fulfilling, but hard. I have been very dissatisfied with my post-baby body but I just haven't done anything about it. I did a Jillian Michael video one time, went on about two walks but that's it in the month since I've been cleared to exercise.

My dad always told me not to complain about something if I wasn't going to do anything about it. I keep hearing his voice in my head as I complain about my clothes not fitting and my round stomach.

I've heard of the Couch to 5k program before but always felt I was "above" that level. (I wasn't, FYI) For a month now I've been talking about starting it but wanted someone to do it with me - excuse #1. Then I would think about starting but come up with more reasons I couldn't that day.. I didn't sleep well the night before, Bennett wanted to be held, I already showered that morning, we live on a busy road, he doesn't fit in the jogging stroller yet, it's too hot, too cold, etc etc etc.

So when I hung out with Meg (henning love) on Saturday I asked her to hold me accountable to starting this week! When she texted me this morning I knew I didn't want to give her an excuse. Yes I barely got sleep last night but oh well, that's life right now. So Bennett and I got ready and we headed outdoors. He loves going for walks and it puts him right to sleep! I downloaded an app with a woman's voice who tells you when to walk/jog. I named her Meg :) and, it was actually WAY harder than it should have been but I'm proud to say I didn't cheat! Yes my legs felt like 1000 lb weights and my lungs were burning but that just shows me why I really need to get my booty off the couch. I've never been this out of shape! So far I'm off to a solid start and I'm excited to keep going with this program. I think the best part is that it's do-able even for someone who is out of shape and has never been a runner.

Ill keep you updated on my journey :) I'm down 20 total lbs since pregnancy or 6 since delivery. I have a goal in mind that is 5 lbs less than my pre-pregnancy weight but 5 lbs more than wedding weight. So a little further than my comfort weight but not the pressure of a wedding haha! I have about 38 lbs to go. Sorry that paragraph sounds like a story problem in 11th grade math :)

Ps. B turns 3 months old on Saturday!! Where is time going?!


Katie said...

that last paragraph did sound like a math problem. :) good for your Katie! I can imagine and worry about how hard it will be to get back in shape but will be happy I'll have others to motivate me! and i love that last ecard. agreed!

Kasey Lynne said...

That's so awesome Katie that you're doing this! It reminds me to get my booty off the couch as well!

I've heard a lot about the Couch to 5K program, but never thought I needed to do it. Maybe it's time...

Keep up the good work momma!