My Fitness Truths!

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These are my personal truths about how I feel about fitness. Some of them I’d happily yell from the rooftops, and a couple are my little secrets.

  1. Running is my medicine.  It allows me to burn off stress and keep my spirits up.  I start to feel really lethargic and out of sorts if I don’t get to run.
  2. I really don’t like resistance training.  I do it because I know it’s good for me, but it’s not my first choice.  Oh, and I need guidance/instruction, otherwise I’ll cut it short.
  3. I’m really thinking about quitting my gym.  I don’t think I get my money’s worth.  I prefer to run outside, and there are so many great exercises you can do at home with minimal equipment! Plus, then I can try some ad hoc classes and not feel guilty.  I think fitness should be convenient and affordable!
  4. Looking good is half the battle. I’m more inclined to workout if I have a cute (but functional) outfit.  I’m embarrassed to say that how the shoe looks sways my purchase.
  5. I don’t want to do a full marathon. 13.1 was more than enough for me.  I think I’ll stick with that, thanks 🙂
  6. I’m scared that pregnancy will take my fitness away from me and I’ll never recover.  I’ll be so sleep deprived and ragged that I’ll never bounce back.  I’m also worried that people will think I’m shallow for being scared about that.  Good thing I have a couple of years to come to terms with this!
  7. I’m intimidated by all the awesome fitness bloggers who seem to run so FAST and for so many miles!  Sometime’s I’m embarrassed by my 9-10 minute miles.
  8. Oh, and my #1 fitness truth?  I NEVER regret a workout 🙂

This post is inspired by Fit Bottomed Girls.  I found the exercise to be very cathartic, and somewhat challenging.  Regular exercise and staying fit are so ingrained in my life that I don’t often stop and think about what fitness means to me.  So thank you for the opportunity!

Please share your reactions below, and check out other FBG’s truths!

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Run like a Princess?!

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A coworker is running the Disney Princess Half Marathon on February 26.  It is her first ever half marathon!  She has invited me to join her.  Needless to say, I’m seriously considering it.

Cons:

  • Cost. Not only registration, but also airfare and accommodations.
  •  A late February half means I’ll be doing most of my training in dreary January and February.
  • 13.1 miles is so much longer than a 15K.  (OK, so this is probably more a psychological barrier.  I can be a wimp.)
  • I’d have to use at least a day of my limited vacation time.
Pros:
  • It would be my second half marathon!  Meaning that my first one wasn’t a fluke!
  • Orlando is warm but not hot, and FLAT. 🙂
  • Running through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with Disney characters cheering me on?  Yes Please!
  • An excuse to travel and escape for a girls weekend with new friends.
  • I’d have a goal that would drive my fitness through the winter.
  • I would feel AWESOME!

The Pros have it.  You can tell where my heart is leaning.  Guess I should start saving!! Methinks it’ll be totally worth it 🙂

Huzzah!

Thirty has always seemed like a line of demarkation.  Like it’s the age by which you are supposed to have life figured out.  With a little over 400 days to go till then, I don’t see that happening. With some luck, however, I can focus on the positives, eat more veggies, run more miles, and not sweat the small stuff. Live, Breathe, Huzzah!

People love to reminisce about their 20s, but I’m looking forward to 30.  As Tim McGraw sings,

My next thirty years I’m gonna settle all the scores
Cry a little less, laugh a little more
Find a world of happiness without the hate and fear
Figure out just what I’m doing here
In my next thirty years

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