I have had some thoughts lately that just prick at my mind almost every day:
Prick, Prick Prick...
"What are you doing to take care of physical self?"
Prick, Prick, Prick.....
3 months after Shaeler was born, I had an inner most desire to start taking care of my body better.
A lot better!
Never in my life had I felt a bigger drive to be healthy for Shae so when she walked, I could walk with her, when she ran, I could run with her, when she played, I was right next to her playing.
Being physically healthy was a gift I could give to my daughter. Being physically healthy was a HUGE gift I could give to myself.
So I started to run!
I started to weight lift!
I started to swim!
I started to ride!
I was happy and healthy!
The year 2008 has been a brutal one for me, especially physically.
I stopped running!
I stopped weight lifting!
I stopped swimming!
I stopped riding!
(yes, I chose poopy brown for this because that is how I feel!)
I can feel and see now the effects of my laziness and lack of motivation is doing to me mentally and physically! And let me tell you:
I am NOT happy! Not happy at ALL!
I don't know about the rest of you, but I am a girl of accountability. If I am accountible to someone, then it is done. Not only done, but done 110%!
When it is just for myself, things slide and I let myself down. It for some reason only gets 20% and I am quick for excuses.
So, here is my game plan, but I need help with this one!
Next year on
September 9, 2009
There is a Utah Marathon Relay!
5 people run a marathon course in 5.2 increments.
This is BRILLIANT!
I would love to set a goal to run this race with 4 other people who would like to join me in 2009.
Think of it: 11 months to train to run 5.2 miles.
If you don't run, then walk or jog or skip, I am not that picky!
We would get healthy, we would lose a little weight, I'll buy dinner for our group after the race......yeah that 's right, I will will buy dinner.
If I am accountable to 4 other people, then I know I will do it. It would be done, done 110%.
But I am at the mercy of 4 other people joining me.
Entry fee is $125 which is $25 a person which is $3 and some change a month until the race.
Best part, we get a baton to pass to each other! C'mon we get our own baton!!
Here is the link for the Utah Marathon Relay!
I have read in one of my books, that "people with esteem, do esteemable things."
We 5 woman can empower ourselves for the next 11 months and put ourselves in better shape and we all know that will make us feel better.
Hence we will be better mothers, wives and friends.
If nothing else, this may motivate some of you to get your rears in gear!
You made me do it!
So Who Will Join ME!!