Ok. I've been inspired by my good friend Melanie to start running. She started several months ago and has since lost 30lbs! GO MELANIE!!
Tomorrow morning when Josh gets home I will begin (again and in earnest this time) the Couch to 5k program. I have been wanting to get into shape since before I got pregnant with Ethan. There have been bouts of working out and I've dropped about 41 lbs since having him but that's been 3 1/2 years! So, it's time to get in gear and really commit.
I have yet to work out the details of when I'll be able to go for a run but I am hoping for each morning when Josh gets home from work. If not then, I'll go in the evening before he leaves for work.
My starting weight is 207lbs and a size 16/18/20 (you ladies know how that goes). My starting goal is to lose 5lbs by 10/10/09 and to quit smoking by then as well. How I will achieve this is by controlling the types of food I eat and running. Here is a photo of me RIGHT NOW:
The benefits I will achieve are:
1) More energy
2) Better fitting clothes
3) Happier disposition
4) Shrinking waistline
5) Many, many others
Our checkbook will thank me for this as I've been eating fast food a few times a week even though we can't afford it! Jango will also thank me as he will be getting out and active! Josh will thank me because I will quit smoking and usually when I work out regularly my sex drive increases!
I have posted a link on the side of my blog where I will keep track of my running progress. This will help hold me accountable as well as let you guys know where I am at. There will also be updates here, on Facebook and MyFamily.
Thanks, Mel, for the inspiration. You are lookin' good, keep it up!
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