Tuesday, October 27, 2009


treadmill cartoon Pictures, Images and Photos

Soo within the past week I have started to exercise regularly. And while its no joy, sadly I am not one of those people who enjoys working out...I think it is making a difference. I am not going to get any swimsuit models jobs just yet, I feel like I have more energy, more calm and I am gaining a huge sense of accomplishment everyday from doing something constructive for myself. I think as a parent, military wife and extreme coupon-er sometimes I forget to take time just for me, doing something that will have lasting positive effects for me- and only ME. Not for Daddum and not for the kids, just me.

Now exercise is healthy and I am not going to drone on about how we all need to do it, endorphins releasing, blah blah blah...we know that. But I feel good about myself after doing it...really good!! And I am fortunate enough to be married to a wonderful man who belts out encouraging and motivating sentiments me when I am elliptical-ing (and struggling for oxygen!). So he is definitely playing a major part of my success. And I have a goal in this, I would like to get back to my pre-second baby weight (which I am not going to divulge..a lady never weighs and tells!!) so that I can hopefully (with the help of JC) get pregnant all over again and expand the Dill clan. I think I have a long road ahead of me, and I would like to eventually work some Yoga into my routine (I do enjoy a lil Crunch Yoga Body Sculpt with Bethany from time to time...) and some pound-age to lose but hopefully THIS time I am in this for the long haul and I can keep my eye on the prize. If anyone has any tips for staying motivated or any good beginning Yoga/Tai Chi DVD's I would love to hear them!! I am fa sho nuff a fitness newb and I honestly need all the help I can get. Here's to rawwkkinn the workouts and burning the calories!!

"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."

Arabian Proverb


Justine said...

For Yoga Dvd's I have always loved anything made by Gaiam. I am currently doing the 5 day fit Yoga one and I got it at Target. I enjoy it because the workouts are only 25 minutes long and that is all I can muster up with the wild ones I have. Plus when you expand the Dill clan I will send you my Prenatal Yoga DVD because it rocks! It has Yoga for every trimester and even postnatal yoga for the months after.

Oh and I know she is old school but anything Denise Austin is awesome in my book! Good luck and get it, get it, get it!!!!!

Beth said...

I seriously thought you typed "I want to get back to my pre-school baby weight." LOL

I know you can do this. You are a rock star! You can do it! Then you can do it AGAIN. Love it. Don't make me turn into a Drill Instructor - It runs in my genes!!!

And I am seriously excited to see you have another Gherkin!!!