I am STRONG. I am WOMAN. I am AMAZING! I just wrapped up week 2 of the couch 2 5k program and week 7 of my return to fitness and better health. Let me say how much these 2 things today are major milestones for me. 1 -- I am eating hella better and on a much better schedule. I haven't been skipping meals or scrimping on the food which has helped me feel better & more energetic. 2 -- I have never EVER stuck to a program longer than 28 days, kid you not. Rumor is it takes 23 days to create a new habit so why do I quit 5 day past that point? Because I want instant results and when I don't see them I get discouraged and just give up. 3 -- I did 7 jog/walk combos today which is 4 more than I managed on either Mon or Wed's runs, partially due to this respiratory crap I've had going on in my lungs, most of which I managed to hack up yesterday. After I hit my 4th combo I was literally grinning ear to ear which gave me the stamina and encouragement to push on and really work it.
I really struggled with the energy issue today. It's coming towards the end of the month and closer to that time, yeah you know what time I am talking about. It just sucks every last bit of energy right out of me. But I got up off my sore ass (my abs and arms and chest and thighs and ok everything! is sore from JM yesterday) put on my running shoes and hit the pavement. The first 5-10 min all I could think was about how tired I was and how boring it is to run without music or someone to talk to so I am very proud of myself for persevering and making today my best one yet. And now I am totally 100% ready for my weekend off. Maybe just maybe I'll get some for fun baking done.