Cue Rocky theme music

I think I must be searching for something. Today I came this close to purchasing two different online programs that promised to turn my life around. These two programs offered New! and Special! ways to make me a better, happier, fitter person. I almost bought into it –  almost. Then I realized that if anyone is going to turn my life around, it has to be me. I know myself better than anyone else, so who better to guide Jill to a happier, fuller life than Jill herself? If my life is going to change, I am the one who has to change it. And let’s get real here, by my life I really mean my weight. I’ll be honest, the only thing I want to change is my weight – I love the hubs, my kids, my job, etc. Excess fat on my tushie is the only thing I don’t love in my life right now, but I am eating better and moving more, so hopefully that will take care of itself in the near future. Yeah, I’m on the right track, just gotta remember to stay on it.

I didn’t do W4D1 Tuesday night. For one, the kids were unusually demanding and the hub wasn’t home to help, and then there was the laundry and American Idol… anyone buying this so far?  You want to know the real reason I didn’t run Tuesday night? I was scared. I was afraid that running for 5 whole minutes at a time would be too much for me and I didn’t want to fail. I have really enjoyed myself so far with C25K, and I didn’t want that feeling to end, so I made up excuse after excuse why I didn’t have time to run. I woke up Wednesday morning and I was really mad at myself for not doing it. I was really disappointed in myself for not even trying! Sooooo, last night I laced up my runners and I sucked it up and I did it!! I completed the entire work out and during my last 5 minute run, I found my rhythm and it was the just the BEST!!! I really honestly didn’t believe I could do it until I did it. Woohoo!! So now I am back on track and feeling really good about it, and I can’t wait to run again tomorrow.  Hmmm, I wonder what else I can do that I think I can’t??

  One thought on “Cue Rocky theme music

  1. lme
    January 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Woohoo! Congrats on doing that run. I’m feeling like I might possible be up for a gym visit this evening (I haven’t been since before Christmas), but I don’t want to think about the urge too hard at this point in the day, or I might scare it off.

  2. January 18, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Yay Jill! That is so cool. I am proud of you. Keep on keepin’ on and I can’t wait to see what happens for you next.

    Oh, and on C25k– the longer the runs get, you may have to slow down. Just FYI–when I first started running, I had to run at around 4.5 mph on the treadmill when I ran longer times. It’s hard at first to realize you are running so slow, but the key is to just get the time in and the speed will follow. And as the weight comes off, you can run faster and faster. It really is cool. About mid way through my weight loss, my motivation to keep losing was so I could run faster. That, my friend, is motivation that sticks.

    Have a super weekend!

  3. January 20, 2008 at 4:22 am

    Yay to you!

  4. jeanette
    January 22, 2008 at 12:39 am

    I’ve been reading you a little over the last month. I can relate to your struggles to stay motivated to control your weight. I found you when I was looking for a site with directions on how to make electricity with a potato for my daughter’s seventh grade science fair project. I got lazy and just googled potato -electricity and your blog came up! It was back when you were writing about your power outages. Anyway I thought it was a cute title for the experiment, “the potato has left the couch”…. so I clicked and found your blog. Now I’ve added you to my favorites and check in once in a while. You are quite witty and entertaining and I admire the way the words just seem to flow

  5. January 23, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Thanks Jeanette! I hope your daughter got a good grade for her project! Did you put little running shoes and a headband on the potato? That would have been funny!!

    Thanks for the nice comment – they are always appreciated!

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