Tuesday, February 16

Steady as She Goes

I have been so tardy with my posting but even if I did post my recent running activity it would sound so redundant it would bore you all silly. I have been running faithfully on the treadmill and doing my weight workout since my last post. We have had a few days break in the weather but it has consistently remained in the 30's or lower during the time of morning I can get out to run. I am still getting up early to run but I just don't have the motivation this winter to hit the trails in the dark cold. This year I just feel cold all the time so the treadmill is a warm option. Plus I can sleep in a little later since I don't have to drive to the river. I am looking forward to spring!

After last summers running cycle of hit and miss due to some hip pain I put on a few extra pounds. I have the family genetics to be very heavy so I have to really watch what I eat and exercise all the time. When I don't put in consistent effort I put on weight really, really fast. I am literally the smallest person in my family for many generations. Because I struggled to maintain a consistent running schedule last year along with some stressful events I could stand to loose about 20+pounds. Since my last post I have lost about 5 lbs! I am so thankful for this as my body already feels more comfortable, more like it's normal self. I am hoping to loose the rest before our vacation in May.

On a funny note I was reading Jane's post yesterday on incorporating exercise while waiting for other things. So yesterday as I was homeschooling the kids I thought I would give it a try. While I was standing at the table during the history lesson I began to do squats and side leg lifts. My kids looked at me like I had lost my mind. They started laughing asking me what I was doing, I got to laughing so I hard I could only mumble out the word "squats" it was a classic. I think I'll try it again today. Thanks Jane for a good laugh.

"A merry heart does good like a medicine..." Proverbs 17:22


Mary Ann said...

Enjoyed your post, Terri! I don't like the cold dark either. Hang in there with making healthy food choices--I'm learning more and more about the importance of eating "real food", not "food-products". Avoiding HFCS. Eating healthy fats-butter, olive oil, coconut oil and avoiding the vegetable oils and shortening. Blessings!

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

Glad you were able to lose 5 pounds and you're feeling better! That's great!

Glad you have a TM for winter running!

Mark said...

I am so looking forward to better temps, too! You are doing great!

Keri said...

Great job on the five pounds! I would have loved to see your kids faces when you were busting out the squats!

Wendy said...

My running has been so redundant too. I can't believe anyone reads my blog. :)

That's so funny. I loved Jane's post.