No shop, jewelry, or social media talk today. This month makes ONE YEAR since I went out for a walk one Monday morning and I started to jog! I haven't talked about it lately but I'm still on this fitness kick going out just about every morning to go walking/jogging/running, I wish there was one word to describe what I do..."WaJoRu?" Sure why not?
My cardio has gotten SO much better! I was worried I might be pushing myself too hard but after a recent visit with my Cardiologist, my ticker is A-OK.
I struggle and feel weird calling myself a "runner." I keep reading that even if you run a little, or run slow, you are a runner. So I'm a runner, a sucky runner, but a runner, and that's pretty cool. I'm still getting acquainted with this title. There is so much truth about the way you feel afterward. Sure I'm sore and I ache a little, but I feel so kick-ass after I get 3 or 4 miles done that day. I anticipate going out again the next morning and do better.
I give myself a hard time thinking I should be better after a year. That's when I check myself with a reminder that 15 months ago, I never thought I'd be waking up early every morning just to go jogging. I mean me + exercising just never quite meshed except for Yoga but even that stopped.
Since I last wrote a fitness post, I made a few changes. In addition to MapMyRun, I got the Nike+ app. I am not part of any local running clubs nor do I have anyone go to WaJoRu'ng with so I was able to get some "friends" through the Nike+ app. It's a little extra motivation for me to not want to be the slowest of the bunch. My confidence has improved greatly, despite calling myself a "sucky runner."
I will never go on a diet!!
My eating habits are okay, but they could be better. I really need to start keeping a food journal. Weight Watchers, the three times I tried, never worked out. I'm bad at keeping track of things like that. I used to be so good at journaling when I was younger. While I don't necessarily pig out, I looooove food, especially sweets. Sweet, sugary, goodness. The thought of "giving up" anything just doesn't sit well with me, but I am gonna try to make better decisions on how much and how often I indulge, because I will indulge, believe that.
I feel like my focus has shifted from blogging and making jewelry towards getting myself in shape. I think about it a lot now and may write about it more (you've been warned). Why did it take me this long to take my physical well being seriously??