Tuesday, March 25, 2014

3.17 Miles

In the past week and a half, I went to three Zumba classes, and today I walked 3.17 miles on a treadmill.

I hadn't been to the gym in months--maybe five?--and I could give you every excuse under the sun for that. Some of those excuses are legitimate even, but still, they're just excuses.

Hannah started a running program tonight, with the end goal of doing a 5K. She's really excited about it, and I want to be supportive of her efforts. One way to do that is by getting myself moving again too. This morning, I walked that 5K, just over 3.1 miles. It took me an hour. I don't know how to run, and the thought of it actually scares me when I think about my back and possibly injuring myself, so today I walked.

It's hard to not get bogged down by the difficulties of both the time it takes to go to the gym and the timing of it, blood sugar and insulin, gym-goer dynamics, how to work the machines, my insecurities about how I look while working out. There is so much I dislike about all this.

But today I walked 3.17 miles. It's something.


  1. That's a lot more than something!

  2. Awesome!! The first steps are definitely the toughest!

  3. Awesome!! The first steps are definitely the toughest!

  4. Good for you! I think most people (myself included!) have insecurities about exercising and it's so hard to get past the stumbling blocks sometimes. Keep up the good work!

  5. I'm hoping to get back to the gym soon. Whenever I see someone get back there, too, it gives me motivaion. :)

  6. I think that is great! I also find tons of excuses for not exercising. But now that I'm a mom, I feel it's especially important for me to set a good example. Sounds like you are being super supportive of Hannah's efforts! Good luck to you both :)