Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Truthful Tuesday: Are you still running?

Hi! Welcome to Truthful Tuesday where you ask the questions and I answer them truthfully. If you want to play along, feel free to answer your own Truthful Tuesday in the comments of this post or in a post of your own! Then make sure you come link back to tell me all about it!

Today's question comes from my friend Jill who asked me this privately, but becuase I want the accountability, I figure it is time to answer it truthfully on here for all to see.


I've been wanting to ask you...are you still running.


No, I'm not. :( If you remember last year at this time my friend Tara and I trained together and then ran our first ever 5K. I swore then that I would keep running and eventually run another 5K. For awhile I did keep running. Then I stopped. Then I started up again. Then I stopped and summer came and I got lazy and I never ran again.

You get the picture.

It was actually these family pictures that made me realize that I need to get back on the exercise bandwagon. While I loved them, I was rudely awaken with how out of shape I am.

I've said it before, but while nursing I typically hang onto anywhere from 5-10 extra pounds. Before we adopted Xiomara I was within 5 lbs. of my pre-pregnancy weight with Zoelle. However, tandem nursing really shot me up a good 10-15 lbs. overweight. I was ok with that knowing that once I'm done nursing it would probably come off. However, this summer I got lazy. I quit working out, I wasn't watching what I was eating, and all around I didn't take care of "me". I gained another 10 lbs. Putting me 20-25 lbs. over my pre-pregnancy weight with Zoelle! :( Yikes! Not okay at all.

So last week I decided I was going to take care of "me". I was going to set an example to my daughters of healthy eating and I was going to change. I have been exercising steadily for a week, I've cut out almost all sugars, I've been drinking a ton of water, and eating healthy portion controlled meals. This week paid off, I lost 2 lbs.!

For now I've decided I am not going to run. I needed something that was more consistent for me and something I could do on my own. Running was very hard for me to do on my own. Thus, for now, I'm not running. I still however would really love to run another 5K one day.

I'll probably be sharing more in the coming weeks what I am exactly doing for exercise. But for now I'd love your encouragement and tips if you have them!

Don't forget, if you have a question you have been dying to ask me that you want answered, just e-mail me at: jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

Do you exercise regularily? If you do, what do you do? Was there ever a moment in time that you had to reclaim you?

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  1. No, I don't work out, but that's another issue entirely! I hope you can get a good routine going that works just perfect for you!

  2. Thanks Gen! I'm actually really enjoying what I am doing now. I just hope I see results and stick with it!


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