Monday, July 23, 2012

Good morning!  I hope your week is starting out to be a good one!  Remember to take a few minutes to just be thankful for everything around you.  We have so many blessings and some days we just need to take note of all that we have.  

As some of you who follow me on Facebook may know, I started the Couch to 5K program 7 weeks ago.  I am by no means a runner, and this has been a challenge for me.  For those of you unfamiliar with this program it is designed so that you go from Couch (no running) to running a 5K in 8 weeks.  I bought the app for my iPhone for .99 and a voice tells me when to walk and when to run.  You start slow, run 1 minute, walk 1 minute, etc. and build up to running 5K (3.1 miles).  I started off huffing and puffing my way along and I will admit that in the first two weeks, I wanted to reach into my phone and slap that voice silly, but I stuck it out.  

I started week 7 today and actually jogged for 20 minutes straight today or 3K (1.8 miles).  I can't believe I did it!!  I can listen to my music which I have tuned into K-Love and the voice interrupts to tell me what to do.   I have been very fortunate with the weather and only had to run on the tread mill once last week because it was raining.  

I also started the South Beach diet about 2 weeks ago.  Between the two programs, I have lost 9 pounds and can fit back into my summer clothes from last year.

What programs are you doing to take care of your health and body?  I encourage you to find something that challenges you , but also is fun to do!

You CAN do this!!

God bless!

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