Ever feel like you are running in place but you aren’t even moving? That is me right now.
I have been on the path to a healthier me for about 14 months now. I am proud to say that while my weight hasn’t changed much my body has and I have not only smaller clothes to prove it but I can do more than I could before. I can chase the kids around the house or push the tricycle through the yard going “super fast”.
What I haven’t been able to do so far though is to commit to a fitness program for the long term. I have tried DVD series that schedule workouts, the Wii programs that schedule workouts, the stationary bike, my balance ball, walking, elliptical (before it was replaced with the bike) … you see the list goes on and on. I can have a reason for each of them …. space, too cold, not enough time to do it when the kids aren’t under foot … have you tried to exercise with toddlers running under you … it isn’t pretty!
Recently I started walking and realized how much I love it. I was so excited to see results on the scale the week that I walked. The thing is that it got cold again so my walking activities died. I am the first to admit my walking peaks when it is nice outsides as I suffer from pretty bad allergies year round so the “good days” to walk are limited. I know that building up my walking time and effort can lead to my goal of running. I always hated running. We had to run in circles in elementary school and get dots on our hands for the laps we did. I am not sure why that would make anyone want to run but it didn’t motivate me. We did get caught in the rain the other day during a quick walk out so I ran part of the way home. yup, me. I ran. I am sad to say, it felt kinda good. It would be nice to do that on a regular basis … especially with our hills.
Did I mention we live on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Well we do. That means nothing here is flat. Our normal walking route has a KILLER hill … oh your butt will hurt after you walk that monster. It would be great to train on a flat surface and move up the hills so I can actually tackle the real hills.
That pretty much sums up with I would love to have a treadmill so that I can actually run in place!