Saturday, January 29, 2011

turning over a new leaf....

this week i began doing to the "couch to 5K" running program. basically, one goes from being a couch potato to being able to run a 5K over the course of training slowly in nine weeks time.  for nine weeks, i am exercising three times per week.  this week i ran/walked three times--monday, wednesday and friday.  monday was brutal, wednesday was rough, but friday was good.  i am excited to start working on becoming more fit over the next eight weeks.  a friend that i teach with, K, is exercising with me which makes it much more tolerable and the time goes by faster when we work out together.  fun times!

i am also trying to keep an eye on what i am eating.  i am trying to keep it to healthy choices as much as possible.    i feel that i am pretty good at portion control, but i need to make sure i am keeping track of what is going in and making sure it is a healthy choice.  i also have given up alcohol since it's all empty calories.  i am reserving glasses of wine for once in a while and special occasions.  for instance, tonight at dinner i had a glass of white wine.  i felt like i needed to reward myself for the great job i did exercising all week.  i only had one glass and drank lots of water in between.  it felt great!

here's to continuing to make great choices to treat my body like a temple and not a trash can....


  1. good for you! So proud of you friend....praying for continued strength and commitment-- I need to do the same:)

  2. That's so great! I'm working on similar choices - Made to Crave book is keeping me focused - One of her empowering thoughts is "I was made for more than to be stuck in a vicious cycle of defeat". Deuteronomy 2:3 - You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north. Good stuff. Proud of you.

  3. Yea,
    am so proud know that it is not easy but know that you can do it.