Sunday, May 24, 2009

New Ambition & Addiction

Ok- At one point in time in my life, I smoked cigarrettes. I know, shame on me, but I was young and dumb. I haven't smoked them in about seven years. When I gave up smoking, I picked up a new addiction, magazines. I subscribe to Parenting, Parents, Self, Shape, Redbook, Working Mother, Cosmo and Glamour. I'm dropping a few because I don't read all of them. But I've found a new addiction to get hooked on...exercise..particularly jogging. My mom bought me a membership to the gym here in town for Christmas. I worked out on my own for awhile before getting talked into some classes the gym offered by some of my co-workers. I go to step class two days a week, circuit class two days, and now the instructor has us doing Water aerobics on Fridays. But I find myself on the treadmill jogging and having some fun..not saying it's on par with hanging out with Lisa, Bev, and Kimberly at the Toad talking and drinking...but fun and stress relief still. And better for my waistline..wink..

My instructor Kim had us run outside last Monday when no one was at class. We jogged 2.4 miles, jogging 3 minutes and then walking 1 minute. I didn't quit. Yes me the person that said the only way she would run is if a knife-wielding psycho was chasing her. I was red, out of breath, and had a stitch in my side, but by darn-it I didn't quit.

So working out is my new onto my new ambition. My big thing is to run the 5k in September and then train to run the 10k at the Cowtown Races in Ft. Worth in February. I printed out the training for the 5k and I started it today. I ran 1.5 miles on the treadmill. My plan is to go forward with the training and then the month of August run the actual course.

I'm hoping training for the 5k will help me lose the last 15 to 17 pounds to my goal weight. Plus having Kim and the other girls in my class push me helps out a lot.

Tomorrow my mom and I are going shopping for my birthday. Now, technically my birthday isn't for 2 weeks, but I wanted clothes for my birthday and I figured we could hit the memorial day sales. My husband says we're crazy for braving the crazy people. But I doubt it will be as bad as Black Friday. I shiver just thinking about it.

Landon has finished t-ball and we are so proud of him!! It was a great season and I couldn't have asked for a better coach than the team he had. He's growing and just amazes me with the stuff he picks up.

Emma's saying bye-bye and hi. It takes forever to get through the grocery store because she has to tell EVERYONE hi and of course, who can just walk by and not talk to the cute curly haired baby waving hi??

We are blessed with two beautiful, smart, and healthy kids. Thank God for that!!


Wendy said...

Hi! I am always excited to find other small town bloggers. There's a weekly meme we do called Small Town Snapshot Sunday. I hope you will join us one of these weeks!

Bonnie said...

Wow that's awesome, Harmony! I like to run, but I just haven't done it yet since being here in California. I need to just buckle down and do it. The hardest part are the first couple weeks, then it just becomes part of your day.

I have a race in one week that I haven't even trained for!!! I don't think I have time to get in great shape for that one!