Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My lungs are burning.

I just got back from 'running'. I use the term very loosely.
Actually, I warmed up with a brisk walk for 5 minutes, then alternated jogging for 60 seconds and walking for 90 for a total of 20 minutes, then cooling down for 5. So, mostly walking. But it still kicked my butt. And my feet. And all the rest of me. (It's day one of the 'Couch to 5k' program.)
But I am proud of myself. I have lost a total of 16.8 pounds and its amazing how it affects every aspect of my life. The last 2 weeks I feel like I've been kicking butt. Super woman. (for me, that is...) Clean house, laundry done, ironing, nutritious meals for my family, errand-running galore. It makes me feel like I am surfacing. Coming back to myself. Shaving away the excess, revealing my true self that has been buried for far too long.
Remember this, when I wonder why I'm doing this. Because I've lost 16.8 pounds. Because I'm proving myself. Because it gives me the confidence to do other things. Because I have more energy. Because it makes me feel like I am working, like I am conscious, like I am actively making myself better. And smaller. Because people are starting to comment on my changing self. Because it is worth it.


Diana said...

Good for you Jessie! I love when you're motivated its inspiring!

2 Green Eyed Girls said...

I'm a lurker on your blog - but there's something else you forgot to mention in this post - YOU are worth it, to yourself, your sweet husband and those beautiful girls. YOU matter and I'm so happy that you are seeing results for all of your hard work! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

You are totally actively making yourself better and the inspiration spans the miles between us. You are SHRINKING (again!) and that is downright delightful.

michelle said...

Your Couch to 5K program made me laugh out loud. I love that you feel like you are surfacing -- what a great place to be.

Dad/Fred said...

I am very proud and happy to hear of your progress toward the 5K. A great accomplishment...and great to hear of your feeling better. Glad to hear that there is less of you.

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