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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.

7 comments:

  1. That's a lot more than something!

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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 :)

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