Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New Inspiration

I'm not sure if anyone even looks at this blog anymore! I know I have posted in FOREVER! Life has a way of changing and we have gone through several changes in the past two years.  I am now a mother of three beautiful children and my husband finally graduated and has a real job! Life is pretty awesome at the moment and I really couldn't ask for more.  

A few weeks ago I started a new blog to document a new journey that I am taking.  It's called "Athletically Impaired

Here is just a little bit about my new blog and what I have been sharing! 

I am not an athlete.  I am just an everyday stay-at-home mom who wants to be physically fit. I have never played sports or even been a regular gym goer. I guess I am just lucky that I have been able to maintain a healthy weight, because heaven knows I love food.  Since I haven't really had a major weight problem, (if you don't count 3 pregnancies) I haven't seen the use in actually doing physical exercise.  Yes, there have been times when I could have lost a few pounds, but honestly I have always felt pretty healthy.  I am a mother of three and spend most my day chasing around three kids, which turns out to be a lot of exercise! But it's not the type of exercise that really gets you physically fit.

{My Family}

I started this blog on kind of on a whim.  I thought that if I actually started a blog to document this journey I am taking, then I would hold myself more accountable and actually achieve my goals.  

So far it's working.  When I started this blog (about 2 months ago), I was out of shape and definitely had some leftover baby weight to lose.

 As of July 4, 2013 I ran my first 5k and have already signed up to run a 10k in August.  I have never thought that I could actually be a runner.  I couldn't even complete running a mile in high school.  I honestly don't know why I started to run.  One day I just told my husband that I was going to try to run all the way down our street to our stop sign.  It's about a half mile in distance and I honestly didn't think I would be able to do it. But I did.  I ran the whole way, and the rest is history.

{My first race}

 I've caught the running fever.  When I began this journey, I didn't go into it thinking I was going to take up running.  It was actually quite the opposite really.  I went into it wanting to do mostly strength training.  I never would have imagined that I would actually enjoy running.  

I have now given this fever to my husband and he is now training with me to run our first 10k together. It is so great to have someone that supports you fully in everything that you do.  My husband is that person and he is always motivating me to do better!

This hasn't been an easy process, it actually kind of sucks sometimes.  
Every single day I have to make a decision to "show up and train hard." Sometimes it is extremely difficult to make that decision.  

Somedays I want to be lazy and do nothing. 
 Somedays I would rather eat a pint of ice cream than do another squat or push-up. 
Somedays I would just like to give up.  
But I don't.  Every single day I show up.  Not only physically, but mentally.  I don't want to be the person I was before.  I want to be strong, I want to be healthy, I want to be a better me.  It's hard.  It can really suck. But it is so rewarding! I have never felt better! I have never felt in more control of my life.  I feel awesome, and because of those feelings, I always make the decision to show up the next day.  To try harder than the day before, to push myself more. 

If you want to follow or read more you can visit my new blog:

1 comment:

Finding Fifth said...

Good for you Lindsey. I am so not a runner but I have been showing up to fitness training two nights a week since April and I am keen to revisit the 60Kg section of my bathroom scales. Your journey is inspiring.