Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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."