Thursday, December 29, 2011

Patience & Persistence

I've really got to pull my 'big girl' pants up and stop whining.

This morning, I trekked the 3 kids to the gym and started around the track.  My goal was to run 2 miles, walk 1 and then run the final 2.  Nice fantasy. 

Half-way through the first mile, my side started to ache, my pants felt like they were going to fall down (the joys of being in between sizes) and my confidence was plummeting.  So, I jumped on a treadmill and thought, "I'll finish this out here and be just fine."  That's of course, when I doomed myself.

It is so true that it takes moments to jump off the fitness band wagon and what feels like decades to get back on it...and in many respects, after you've left, it's almost as though you have to prove yourself worthy, before you get an invitation to rejoin the club.

I'm trying to stay positive, patient and persistent especially since it's only been a few weeks, but's hard.


  1. Motivation, unfortunately, is not something we catch and keep, but something we must continually strive for. Some days you have it, some days, well you wonder where that heck it's gone to and how did it get away so quickly?!? Tomorrow is another day, and it's all about one foot in front of the other and something is better than nothing!! You are doing a fantastic job, keep it up!! --Ali

  2. Try Zumba, if you haven't yet! It's so fun you don't feel like you're working out and it puts you in GREAT shape! I sound like an infocommercial. :)

  3. High expectations are great unless they become self-defeating. I think you need to Talk a little nicer to yourself. 5 miles is ALOT to expect for most people & you have just started back at this. Have faith in you! And remember that fitness is as much mental as it is physical. Jen


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