I'm not sure why I haven't posted but I haven't. I am still at it! Last night I even slept in my workout clothes to make sure that I had no excuses for getting up and going to the track. I am still running although the progress is really slow. Week 4 of the C25k has been running with me for a while. I can't seem to get past it. Today I started out pretty good. It was nice and cool. A welcomed change. I got through the first 3 minute run and then the next 5 minute run although it was hard. I kept telling my body to just keep moving. There was another runner out on the track today so it helped me not to stop. But the next run cycle was a different story. My shins have been hurting for days and yesterday's workout with Jillian's 30 Day shred and today didn't help them feel any better. I hate excuses so I have been trying to push through it. I know that my body is doing something new so I am going to get sore. Anyway, about a minute into the run, I just quit. I'm not sure why. I don't think it's because my body was too tired, I think that it was my mind. If I feel uncomfortable, my automatic response is to quit. I have got to stop doing that. I did finish up with a few 1 minute run/walks for about 30 or 40 minutes. So I can say that I am proud of what I did. I am determined not to quit. While I was on the track, I made a list of things that I have accomplished:
1. I can run for 5 minutes without I stopping.
2. I have gotten my weight under 200 pounds.
3. I find ways to motivate myself to exercise.
4. I get some kind of exercise in almost everyday.
5. I am eating healthy.
~ Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. ~ Conrad Hilton