Sunday, May 1, 2011

A DECISION

Well, I said it out loud last night.....I am going to train for a Half-Marathon.  I think it's peer pressure!  LOL!  My cousin, Emily, her mom, Aunt Barb, and her mom-in-law, Barbara G, are going to train to run the San Antonio Rock-n-Roll  Half-Marathon.

Am I crazy???  Probably.  But there are so many ladies that I have met over the past year that have gotten up and done it, I think I can too.  Seriously, I have never been a runner or one to exercise much....so this is huge.  However, I want to do it for a few reasons.  First, I need to lose weight and get healthier to be around for a long time for my hubby and boys.  Second, it's a challenge that seems so impossible.  I want to try it.  Third, running/walking is a form of exercise that I can take anywhere with me and I would like to be able to get more miles into a shorter amount of time.

I think I am going to get this book by Jeff Galloway to begin and then make a game plan (if anyone has a better suggestion for a book, let me know).  I know this is so not going to happen overnight, so I need to plan.  With our crazy schedule, I've got to see how long it is going to take to get the miles up there.  I have been good about going 2-3 times a week to the boot-camp class, but not so good about getting up and walking on the other days.  Today was my last day to sleep in....here on out, I have to get up and do something early.  Whether it is class, a walk in the neighborhood, or zumba on the wii on the days that Ed is coming home from work....I am going to get up and do something.  I am going to get out a calendar and make a plan.  I know that I need to take days off to rest....probably be days that Ed is coming off of work, but not every 3rd day....maybe every 6th day.

Along with this new exercise plan, I am going to get back on track with eating.  I have a plan and am starting to day to get back on it.  I've got a lot to lose and let's see how fast I can get it off...healthy way of course.  No thinking for breakfast and lunch with Shaklee and then a healthy dinner with lots of veggies!!  I've got to write food down...it keeps me honest and I know I can lose if I write it down!!  I won't bore everyone with that, but I've got to find something that will work....any suggestions would help!!

OK....here goes....May 1st is the day that I am setting new goals for exercise, eating and of course I have to set something up to get our house back in shape!  So, if you don't see me for a couple of weeks....I've got to get these things in order so that I can then add getting out with the boys!  There are a few things we have scheduled to do and we will do those, but I can't over-schedule us.  I am exhausted from trying to do too much in April.

This is my new resolution for the rest of the year...so, if you are reading this, feel free to check up on me to see how things are going!  Thanks for listening....wish me luck!

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