After a month or so of self-loathing, I wanted to reach out and hug myself last night. For several months now, I have been working out regularly. I have felt the difference in my body. I can actually feel the strong muscles underneath a little layer of cushion. Even still, I wasn't happy. I wasn't seeing the difference in my waistline, hips and thighs and that led to me feeling defeated.
Last night, I did my usual workout. And I've decided that running has worked for me in the past to trim my waistline so, after the workout, I hopped on the treadmill. I have some Couch to 5k workouts taped the the treadmill. I don't know which weeks they are though. So I just picked one and went for it. Turns out, I picked week 3. AND it was so easy!
The last time I tried doing the C25K program, it took me five weeks to work up to week 3. This is how I know that my body is transforming. Running has never felt so easy for me. Getting my body in shape and toning muscles first has really seemed to help in other forms of exercise.
I was really very proud of myself last night. I even amped up the speed on the last running interval and it didn't even phase me. It felt good. OMW! Did I just say that?
So, for now, I'm going to ride the high that I got from being so proud of how my body has transformed. Thank you very much body!
(And if anyone wants recommendations for in home DVDs, hit me up. With an initial investment of about $20, you can do what I've been doing.)